Description

This kit is compatible with the Raspberry Pi models A, B, B+, 2, 3 and Pi Zero (header pins required for Pi Zero).

You are the proud owner of a Raspberry Pi and you are ready to start using it to experiment with electronics but where do you start?

The Raspberry Pi Electronic Starter Kit contains all the components you need, together with easy to follow instruction cards, in order to complete 10 simple experiments involving LEDs, thermistors, photoresistors and switches and is an ideal starting point for anyone new to electronics and the Raspberry Pi.

Contents

  • 470Ω resistor (5)
  • 1kΩ resistor (2)
  • 4.7MΩ resistor (1)
  • Red LED (2)
  • RGB LED (1)
  • Switch (2)
  • 330nF capacitor (1)
  • thermistor (1)
  • photoresistor (1)
  • buzzer (1)
  • raspberry leaf (1)
  • breadboard (1)
  • male to male jumper leads (10)
  • male to female jumper leads (10)
  • 10 easy to use instruction cards

DOES NOT INCLUDE RASPBERRY PI

Projects

  1. Make an LED blink
  2. Make 2 LEDs blink
  3. RGB Colour Display
  4. Thermometer
  5. Thermometer Plus
  6. Reaction Timer
  7. Light Meter
  8. Light Harp
  9. Proximity Detector
  10. Email Notifier

This is the thermometer project. It uses a thermistor to measure the temperature and the program for it has a graphical display of the temperature. The buzzer at the bottom sounds when the temperature is higher than a set point.

Getting Started

1. Open up the box and find the first card called ‘Getting Started’. This will tell you how to download the programs that accompany the book. If you are curious, you can also see them here on Github.

2. Pick one of the ten project cards and use the breadboard layout diagram and component key on the box lid to assemble the design.

3. Fit the Raspberry Leaf GPIO template over the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins and connect the breadboard to the GPIO connector using male to female jumper wires.

4. Run the program for that project.

5. Open up the program in IDLE or a text editor and read the comments about how it works and tinker!

Resources

MonkMakes’ friend Henry Budden is working on some new projects for you to make using this kit. The first of these is a Sunrise Alarm Clock. You can download this for free from: Here.

The review from: https://www.monkmakes.com/rpi_esk/

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