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9V DC regulated wall adapter – You can power your Arduino from any wall socket. This switching regulator is efficient and small and works with US (110V) and European (220V) power.
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Tutorial starter pack parts – Includes a 10K potentiometer, 1K potentiometer, 2 small pushbuttons, 5 red diffused bright LEDs, one each of red, green and blue ultra-bright LED, 5 100 ohm resistors, 5 1K resistors, 5 10K resistors, and a CdS photocell sensor.
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On the next revision of this kit, I would suggest that you look into including an rgb led or two and the appropriate resistors for it. I have found that the rgb led is rather simple to play with via pwm and one of the funnest and most versatile outputs for the arduino. A serial lcd would be great, but that is significantly more costly. Thanks for the great kits; I am eagerly awaiting a package from adafruit tomorrow!
Thats hilarious brett, I just bought a kit with an RGB diode yesterday…
I fully agree that RGB leds are fun, however, you have to draw the line somewhere. She has already included seperate red, green and blue LEDs with the kit, and thats enough to play with pwm. Yes, RGB LEDS look cooler, but you have to wonder if its really nessessary.
ya i actually like including separate R G and B LEDs because they’re hella brighter and you can see each diode while you learn about color mixing!