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SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino

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  • Powered via USB connection or external power supply - with power source selected automatically
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  • 16 analog inputs, each of which provides 10 bits of resolution (i.e. 1024 different values)
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Product Summary

Everyone needs a sidekick.

The SideKick Basic Kit is designed to be used with your Arduino. It contains everything needed for a first-time user to connect their computer to an Arduino and includes many of the most popular accessories for DIY projects. Breadboard, jumper wires, color LED, resistors, buzzer and more comes in its own handy box for easy transportation and minimal clutter.

  • Designed to be used with your Arduino
  • Contains everything needed for a first-time user to connect their computer to an Arduino
  • Includes many of the most popular accessories for DIY projects
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What's in the box

  • Breadboard
  • Breadboard jumper wire x 50(10pcs 200mm wire, 40pcs 100mm wires)
  • Red LED, green LED, RGB LED
  • Ceramic Capacitor (10nF x 10, 100nF x 10)
  • Electrolytic Capacitor (100uF x 5)
  • Resistor (330 x 10, 1k x 10, 10k x 10)
  • Tilt switch
  • Thermistor
  • Photo resistor
  • Diode
  • Buzzer
  • Button
  • Switch
  • Mini Servo
  • Potentiometer with knob
  • Resistor Instructor card
  • Box
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackSideKick Basic Kit For Arduino
 
2.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Enthusiast (5), Casual user (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (10)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (9)

        Reviewed by 11 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Needs instructions, but a nice kit

        By Doug Weathers

        from Mojave, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Includes Breadboard
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • No Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Learning electronics
        • Starting With A Micro

        Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

        It's true, this is a rebranded kit from Seeed. Here are the badly needed instructions:

        http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Arduino_Sidekick_Basic_Kit

        Nice breadboard, handy flexible jumper wires. I would have given it five stars if it included an H-bridge motor driver chip, but that's probably just me.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Needs More Documentation

        By VirtualMo

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Decent Mix Of Components

        Cons

        • No Part Spects -
        • Not For Beginners
        • Nothing Labeled
        • No Tutorials Or Reference

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

          I bought this along with an Arduino Uno to have a decent kit of parts with which to begin learning how to create with Arduino. But I quickly realized there was no tutorial or other reference included and no connection to other tutorials that I am aware of. I am an intermediate level electronics enthusiast, without that level of knowledge this kit would be useless. Further, there are no part specs which is essential when creating any circuit intended to achieve a specific result. In hindsight, I should have purchased a starter kit recommended by Arduino.cc as there would be tutorials to follow and learn with. This kit is only for seasoned techs.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bad design, nothing labled.

          By Kit Ramos

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lot Of Differnt Component

          Cons

          • Few Things Are Organized
          • No Specs On Componets
          • Nothing Is Labled

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

            well I do like that there is a lot of stuff in there for the price, and that resister color code chart is realy nicely done. yet most of the componets are thrown together with nothing to say what is what you are completly on your own as to what part is what and how do you use any of them. wich wouldn't be so bad if you have some exprence working with partks like this, but it is marked as "no experence required" wich to me means you should not need to know what any of the parts in the box are or how to use them before you open it.
            but there is no help given beyond the resister color code. even a link to a webpage gving basic information on each part would be a big inprovment over what I got.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            No LED specs

            By Zach

            from Illinois

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • No specs

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                Should have included specs on the LEDs and other components

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Obviously not compiled by an engineer

                By just an engineer

                from Michigan

                About Me Power User

                Pros

                • Good Prototyping Board

                Cons

                • Low Quality Components
                • Undocumented

                Best Uses

                • Hobby

                Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                While this kit provides a good variety of parts the resistors provided are of insufficient quality for use with sensors. The thermistor and Photo resistor both require resistors to complete the measurement circuit. The 5% resistors included are not only imprecise, but likely temperature sensitive. One could create a Wheatstone bridge using the variable resistor and calibrate at a known temperature, but a more precise resistor component would be a simpler solution.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Watch for missing Parts

                By jrmcferren

                from Waynesboro, Pa

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Large Quantity Of Parts
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Needs To Be Sealed

                Best Uses

                • Hobbyist

                Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                Be careful that you don't get one missing parts. One of the reviewers noted they were missing several jumpers, I'm missing all of the ceramic capacitors in mine.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                You Pay For the Repackaging & Rebranding

                By Jason

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Power User

                Pros

                • Contents

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Lighten Your Wallet

                Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                This is a Seeed product hat has been repackaged, rebranded, and jacked up an additional 75%...

                The contents are useful, but the damage to your wallet is not.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice kit, purchased for a Raspberry Pi

                By L. Simon

                from Harrison, AR

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                      I purchased this kit so I could start playing with my new Raspberry Pi. It has a lot of what you'll need to get started with prototyping, and really nothing is specific to the Arduino.

                      All of the jumpers are malemale, so I also grabbed a set of femalefemale jumpers and a 40-pin header (Part #276-0151). With that, I can map the GPIO directly to the first 13 rows of the breadboard and go to town.

                      The only negative is that the components are undocumented. I'm getting ready to tinker with the servo, and I don't even have a part number to work with.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      nice package

                      By steve

                      from ,NJ

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Length
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dorm Room
                        • High-End Equipment

                        Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                        I got ten 10 inch multi-colored breadboard-wire, and many 4 inch breadboard wire. Using this kit with the STK500 via expansion slots makes this kit nice. Would be better if it came with some female hookup wire; the plugs can probably be pulled out though.

                        Wish there came a manual for the sensors.

                        The breadboard it comes with is super cool looking.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Decent little pack of parts in a nice ca

                        By The_BFR

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Assortment

                        Cons

                        • Box Not Sealed

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack SideKick Basic Kit For Arduino:

                          This is repack of a kit from Seeedstudio. Nice lille case for storage, a good assortment of wires, buttons, switches and other smaller parts used for prototyping or small arduino projects. The only negative is the box is not sealed. The other reviewer mentioned he only recevied 10 of the 50 jumper wires. So when buying in the store I would check the contents to make sure nothing is missing.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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