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Top 11 Electronic Starter Kits for Beginner to DIY in 2019 (Tips Provided)

  • June 17, 2019
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People who is new to electronic DIY, want to improve their DIY electronic ability and increase their electrical knowledge always do two things:

First, they search electronic starter kits resources and basic information online.

Second, they will consult friends, teacher etc that which they brands and product they should buy.

But you’re probably wondering:

Which which electronic kits I should buy, as a beginner and are the recommendations and product description from Amazon suitable for me? Well, today, I will make it easy for you.

I will introduce 11 top electronic starter kits with different brands, give some useful tips about how should electronic DIY beginners choose a right DIY kit for themselves in this article.


This is the content of this article: 

11 recommended electronic kits for beginners

How to choose a suitable electronic for yourselves or children?

FAQ of DIY electronics kits


Now, it’s time to getting start:



11 Best recommended electronic starter kits


Product

What you can get

Suitable people

Difficulty

MAKERbuino standard kit - soldering kit - Arduino

learn tech, science, math & engineering knowledge

over 11 years old
without soldering experience

Arduino Starter Kit

learn some basic electronic engineering, program knowledge

kids (>12 years old) and adults

★★★★

Kano Computer Kit

learn simple programming code

over 6 years old

★★

Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit

electronics and programming

10 years old children and above

★★★

CODINGARRAY STAUS01-EN UNO Beginners Super Starter Kit

learn program

 over 10 year-old people

★★★★

SunFounder RFID Starter Kit Arduino Tutorials

learn Arduino and basic electronic

people with electronic DIY experience

★★★

ELECROW CrowPi Raspberry Pi Kit

learn knowledge of Computer Science, Programming, Electronics

over 10 year- old people

★★★★

Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, Robotics Stem Kit

develop brain, practising ability and knowing basic electronic knowledge

 kids(over 8 years old and teen)

Teenii STEM Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit Learning Starter Kit

kids junior senior high school students.

learn Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit principle electricity and magnetism

★★


1. MAKERbuino standard kit - soldering kit - Arduino


This is a passive GameBoy, also the total DIY kits, which contains detailed instruction, guide and pictures, allowing you to DIY be easy. You can use it to learn all kinds of STEM skills, such as, tech, science, math & engineering knowledge. Besides, this electronic kits need to be soldered and it’s not sensitive to overheating, which is suitable for someone who don’t have any soldering experience.

To DIY MAKERbuino standard kit, there are some basic tools that you need to prepare:

❀conventional soldering iron

❀Diagonal cutting pliers

❀Ordinary screwdriver

❀Long nose pliers

Generally, for beginners, to DIY this mode will kill you 5--6 hours( the specified time depends on what your DIY experience). Therefore, it’s suggested 11 year-old people to use it.

PS: suitable for someone who want to learn electronic & program knowledge.


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2. Arduino Starter Kit


This is official Starter Kit in Arduino with 170 pages instruction and guide, containing following things:

1 x Arduino Projects Book

1 x Arduino UNO Rev 3 microcontroller

1 x USB cable

1 x Breadboard

1 x Easy-to-assemble wooden base

1 x 9V battery snap

70 x Solid core jumper wires

2 x Stranded jumper wires

6 x Photoresistors

3 x Potentiometers (10K ohm)

10 x Push buttons

1 x Temperature sensor

1 x Tilt sensor

1 x Alphanumeric LCD (16x2 character display)

1 x Bright white LED

1 x Multicolor RGB LED

8 x Red LEDs

8 x Green LEDs

8 x Yellow LEDs

3 x Blue LEDs

1 x Small DC motor (6/9V)

1 x Small servo motor

1 x Piezo capsule

1 x H-bridge motor driver

2 x Optocouplers

5 x Transisitors

2 x Mosfet transistors

5 x 100nF capacitors

3 x 100uF capacitors

5 x 100pF capacitors

5 x Diodes

3 x Transparent gels (red, green, blue)

1 x 40 pin male header strip

20 x 220 ohm resistors

5 x 560 ohm resistors

5 x 1K ohm resistors

5 x 4.7K ohm resistors

10 x 10K ohm resistors

5 x 1M ohm resistors

5 x 10M ohm resistors

You can use them to finish the following 15 projects: 

❀Spaceship Interface Design

❀Love-O-Meter

❀Color Mixing Lamp

❀Mood Cue 

❀Light Theremin

❀Keyboard Instrument

❀Digital Hourglass

❀Motorized Pinwheel

❀Zoetrope

❀Crystal Ball

❀Knock Lock

❀Touchy-Feel Lamp

❀Tweak the Arduino Logo

❀Hacking Buttons

This Starter kits is suitable for kids (>12 years old) and adults, allows you to learn some basic electronic engineering, program knowledge and it also benefits for people to identify basic electronic components. This is really cool and useful electronic kits for beginners. But it’s difficult to DIY for people who don’t have any knowledge about electronic or program. It’s main disadvantage is that this kit doesn’t contain the programming software and you need to buy them from other place.


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3. Kano Computer Kit (learning simple programming code)


It is a great tool for learning how to code, such as Python and Javascript. It has code building blocks that you can drag and drop into the interlocking section to create applets. When learning coding, you can also learn about the computer itself. Besides, you also can make some games, music and arts by this computer kit. There is no need for tech and for beginner it’s very easy. It’s suitable for someone who is over 6 years old and new to programming code to develop their practical ability.

Kano computer kit contains the following elements:

❀Enclosures

❀Speakers

❀wireless keyboard

❀Memory

❀HDMI and power cords

❀coding challenges

❀Stickers

❀Raspberry Pi 3

❀Guidebook


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4. Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit


This is a super starer kit with low price. It’ compatible with Arduino IDE, software, sender and code. It offer 24 course tutorials that introduce the basic settings of the software IDE, how the sensor works, and a simple program that allows the UNO board to control the sensor. This is suitable for 10 years old children and above. Young children should be supervised and guided by adults. Using Elegoo UNO project super starter kit, you can learn electronics and programming.

Besides, You can use them to finish following projects:

❀74HC595 and LEDs

❀4 digit 7 segment display

❀Stepper Motor

Elegoo uno works the same way as the Arduino brands. It is not an official "name brand". Some hardware on the board will look different, but don't worry. In fact, the kit actually lets you download Arduinos software and drivers to run/program Elegoo uno.


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5. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit


This electronic exploration kit is totally for someone who want to learn circuit knowledge. It offer over 100 circuit projects and has over 30 electronic components.

Each of the 100 experiments is designed to show you the differences and small changes in the circuit. There is no solder and no extra tools needed. You can know circuit knowledge by creating electronic circuits, such as working model of photosensors, flash and adjustable volume alarms. It’s suitable for over 8 years old beginner. But it required you to spend more time on reading guidebook, because this is a little bit difficult for beginners.


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6.CODINGARRAY STAUS01-EN UNO Beginners Super Starter Kit


This beginner starter kit is totally for programming, which really for someone who want to learn program. It contains coding Array Arduino uno source code and guidebook with 140 pages.

Differ from other programming starter kits, Arduino Uno and sensor and actuator modules are pre-wired into the onboard circuit without the use of jumper cables.

Besides, the Coded Arduino Starter Kit is an innovative product that changes the uncomfortable experience of users who create existing Arduino.

This is suitable for over 10 year-old people.


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7. SunFounder RFID Starter Kit Arduino Tutorials


RFID module and many basic components, modules  is totally for someone who want to learn Arduino and electronic basics.

It contains 30 projects and include High Quality UNO R3 Controller Board and Sensors, 100% compatible with Arduino UNO R3, Arduino kit. But using this electronic starter kit requires you to have some basic knowledge of electronic and it suitable for someone who have experience in electronic DIY and know certain knowledge of electronic. Besides, it has detailed guidebook to tell you how to build RFID project.


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8. ELECROW CrowPi Raspberry Pi Kit

 

It’s a educational kit and totally for someone who want to learn knowledge of Computer Science, Programming, Electronics. It show you how to use Raspberry pi to programming and it’s easy to understanding for beginners. The advance kit is compatible with Raspberry Pi 2B, 3B and 3B+. CrowPi can improve your knowledge and ability in hardware and software related fields, specially designed to help you develop python programming skills. It’s suitable for over 10 year- old people. Their guidebook are detailed and you can start your hands-on project through this guide step by step.



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9. Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, Robotics Stem Kit


This electronic kits is totally for kids(over 8 years old and teen) to develop their brain, practising ability and knowing basic electronic knowledge. It contains 50 real DIY parts, such as 10 challenge cards, electronic motors, wood, hardware etc. You can create electronic builds with their own hands, using the motors, wires, and battery pack to experiment with electricity and simple circuits.


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10. Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750R Electronics Exploration Kit


It’s a electronic exploration kit for middle student and high school students to know basic electronic knowledge and principle. This contains 80 components, such as, Resistors, Capacitors, Transistors, Motors, Integrated Circuits, Switches, Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, Batteries, Relays, Transformers, Digital Recording, 7-segment Displays, SCRs, Analog Meters, Diodes, FM Radio etc.

You can use it to finish following projects: 

❀Alarm clock

❀Fan

❀light fixture

❀AM radio

❀Doorbell

❀special sound 

❀lighting

If you buy them online, you may note that is can create 100 unique circuits, actually, it only can create 25 unique circuits


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11. Teenii STEM Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit Learning Starter Kit


It’s a starter kit for learning Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit principle electricity and magnetism and suitable for kids junior senior high school students. It’s one of the best electromagnetic laboratory kit on the market. It has all the necessary components, including voltage, ammeter, mini bulb, generator, motor, magnet, etc. But for kids, it’s a little bit difficult and need some guides from teachers or parents.


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Now, it’s time for.....


4 Tips for how to choose right electronic Starter kit for beginners


As a beginner, it’s hard for you to identify which electronic kits is the right one. Here is 5 tips to tell you how to choose a good and DIY electronic kit.


1. Know your needed completely.


Most of beginners don’t know what they should buy, because most of them don’t make their demand clearly. Each electronic has different main functions, sub-functions,pros and cons. Before selecting DIY components, you need to list that what functions kits do you want to buy, and which function is necessary, which function is unnecessary, such as, Do you need to buy kits for learning circuits or basic electronics? You need to know these clearly, list them on paper and select it again.


2. Using Amazon to find the right one


As we all know, amazon can recommend products and offer product reviews by input keywords. You can use Amazon to find several brands that you want to buy. Then, view their customer reviews. Many people will leave their using feeling and suggestions after buy electronic kits.


3. Choose right electronic starter kits by Youtube


After knowing what function electronic kit is important, I believe, you may have several choices. Or if you still don’t have choices, don’t worried. You can find the right kit by Youtube. By inputting keywords, you will find there are lots of videos for different brands electronic kits. Most people who analyse these kits one by one from their pros and cons on Youtube are the electronic DIY enthusiast or engineer. From them, you can get the professional suggestions.


4. Making good use of electrical forums


In some professional forums, there are many experience electrical engineers. Asking a question in these forum and listing all your requirement to the kit you want to buy, you will get lots of answer from different people. From their answer, you can get some beneficial information or ask them more questions.


FAQ of DIY electronics kit


Q: What are the comparison between Arduino, Raspberry Pi?

A: Arduino reduces the complexity of getting programs into the device and performing operations. However, Raspberry Pi is very useful for higher performance applications.


Q: Where I can buy electronic kits for kids in India?

A: You can buy electronic kits for kids to DIY online. The following websites you can take into consideration:

1.Amazon

2.Jotrin.com

3.eBay


Q: If I only want to purchase some of electronic components for my DIY electronic kits in small quantities, where I can buy?

A: You can buy them in Censtry. This a global leading component websites, offering all sorts of components with smart price.


Q: Which is the best electronics kit for a beginner to get knowledge about circuits?

A: There are two recommendations:

1)Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750R Electronics Exploration Kit

2)Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

Conclusion

That all contents about top electronic starter kits and tips for how to a right kits.

Now, I have a question for you.

Do you get some value from this article?

If so, leave a comment and let me know.


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