4 Arduino Starter Kit Projects for Beginners

If you are new to the world of Arduino, these 4 simple projects will provide you with lots of fun while being a little challenging. Enjoy these Arduino DIY projects for beginners that you can put to use right away. Buy the best Arduino Starter Kit.

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Pulsating LED Cube

In this project you will be using super bright LEDs along with a bit of multiplexing to build a 4 X 4 X 4 cube that you will control from one Arduino Uno board. You will get a chance to sharpen your soldering skills in this project. Once it’s done, you can do some amazing things with the cube that will be lots of fun. Here’s what you will need for this project:

  • 64 LEDs
  • Component wire
  • Craft wire
  • Crocodile clips
  • Drill
  • Scrap wood

Get the full details here and see it in action here.

Control Traffic

In this project you will be putting together a working model traffic signal. You will have your standard red, yellow and green displays for oncoming traffic from each direction. In addition, for a one lane road there will be a sensor that picks up approaching vehicles and will switch the light to green if there is no oncoming traffic from the other direction. It might look like this when done.

For this project you will need:

  • One Arduino and USB cable
  • One medium-sized breadboard
  • Six 560 Ω resistors (R1 to R6)
  • Two 10 kΩ resistor (R7 and R8)
  • Two 100 nF capacitors (C1 and C2)
  • Two green LEDs (LED5 and LED6)
  • Two push buttons (S1 and S2)
  • Two red LEDs (LED1 and LED2)
  • Two yellow LEDs (LED3 and LED4)
  • Various connecting wires

GPS Receiver

Where in the world are we? In this Arduino you will make your own small GPS receiver that will give you your latitude and longitude at any time.

You will need:

  • Arduino and USB cable
  • LCD module or Freetronics LCD shield (mentioned earlier)
  • One 9 V battery to DC socket cable
  • One SparkFun GPS shield kit

See it in action here.

Arduino Texter

How would you like to get a text if someone has tripped your home alarm? How about being able to program your Arduino to send a tweet or text? That is exactly what you will do in this project. Just use this PDF. You will need the following:

  • One 10 kΩ resistor
  • One 100 nF capacitor
  • One breadboard
  • One push button
  • Various connecting wires

Your finished product might look like this.

We hope you enjoyed these fun and practical DIY Arduino projects for beginners. They are a great start for anyone who wants to jump into doing Arduino projects.

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