M. Lucas 4/21/18
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Here are some retailers from whom I’ve purchased:
Adafruit.com – Lots of tutorials. Quality is Good. Heavy emphasis on education.
Sparkfun.com – Lots of tutorials and development. Good quality. Heavy emphasis on education.
Hobbyking.com – Remote control planes and cars, but also have inexpensive arduino boards and sensors direct from China. Quality is not clear. Shipping time can be long if not from USA Warehouse.
Robotshop.com – A little more serious, but does have good selection of driver boards and motors.
There are tons of books out there. I opted to pick up the following:
Beginning Arduino – Michael McRoberts (about $25-30)
Arduino Robot Bonanza – Gordon McComb (about $25)
Arduino Cookbook – Michael Margolis (about $26)
We have used the ARD-X – Experimenter’s Kit from Adafruit as a nice starter pack with lots of different sensors, an Arduino Uno, and some good open-source tutorials. Cost $85.
These kits can be found at a variety of places online with slightly varying prices depending on whether they include a few of the higher end sensors (like the force sensitive resistor).
The kits for the Discovery Packs were purchased from 16Hertz.com. They are an offshoot of the TesLab Makerspace in NYC. They have a really nice guide at http://bit.ly/16HzGuide
Make Magazine at https://makezine.com