Arduino Technology

The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz ceramic resonator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.

To find out more about the Arduino Uno click here.

 

 

Total for a Reacting to Sensors and Drive and Draw kit is $170.02 + shipping, taxes and the pen holder.

Total for 12 kits will come to roughly $1758.87 + shipping, taxes and the pen holders.

Basic Parts List

Arduino Uno R3 – Sparkfun 

1 x $24.95 (12/26/2015)

 

 

Motor Driver Shield –  Digi-key

1 x $22.89 (01/04/2016)

 

 

Arduino Protoshield Kit (with breadboard) – YourDuino

1 x $6.50 (12/26/2015)

 

 

 Jumper Wires with alligator clips – Sparkfun

1 x $2.95 (12/26/2015)

 

 

MotorConnectorCableMotor Connector cable – Adafruit

4 x 1.95 (12/26/2015)

Snip this wire in half, solder one end onto motors, screw other end into the motor shield.

 

Battery Holder with ON/OFF switch – Adafruit

1 x $2.95 (12/26/2015)

 

 

Sharp IR Distance Sensor – Sparkfun

1 x $13.95 (12/26/2015)

Measures the distance between it and a surface, from 10 to 80 cm. It converts the distance measurement to a value in range from roughly 20 – 300 for the Arduino. Used with Sharp IR distance Sensor Connector.

 

Arduino_RangeSensorWires Sharp IR Distance Sensor Connector – Sparkfun

1 x $1.50 (12/26/2015)

Used to connect the Sharp IR distance Sensor to the Arduino.

 

 

Arduino_LightSensorLight Sensor – Sparkfun

1 x $1.50 (12/26/2015)

Measures the distance in a room. It converts the amount of lighting to a value in range from roughly 20 – 50 for the Arduino. Used with alligator clipped jumpers and resistor.

 

10k ohm resistor – Sparkfun

2 x $0.25 (2/18/2016)

Used for connecting touch sensor and light sensor.

 

Arduino_SwitchSwitch –  Sparkfun

1 x $1.50 (12/26/2015)

A switch can be used to signal an action to the Arduino. Used with alligator clipped jumpers.

 

 

Servo Motor (optional) – Sparkfun

1 x $10.95 (12/26/2015)

Rotates to specific angles within about 170 degrees. Programmed using a range of 0 – 180.

 

DC Motor – Pololu

2 x $5.95 (12/26/2015)

Rotates continuously. It can be programmed to turn in either direction and its power level can be set. Click here for an assembly guide

 

DC Motor Head – Pololu

2 x $1.25 (12/26/2015)

Attaches to the DC motor