Best Arduino Starter Kit – Our Top 8 Picks of 2019

The right Arduino starter kit can help make a project much easier, especially if it’s user-friendly and comes with all of the necessary modules and accessories.

On the other hand, it’s easy to get bored quickly when your Arduino starter kit only comes with a few extras.

Today, we’re going to review 8 of the best Arduino starter kits in India.

We’ll take a look at the Arduino version, the included accessories, and also whether or not the kits come with any tutorials or instructional guides.

Let’s jump right into our review of the Top 8 Arduino starter kits of 2019.

best overall rating
Kuman Arduino Kit
  • Wide range of included accessories
  • Comes with 23 different lessons
  • Good value for money
premium choice rating
Keyestudio Arduino Kit
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comes with 32 different project ideas
  • Very easy to understand lessons
great value rating
Quad Store Arduino Kit
  • Affordable price
  • Good variety of accessories
  • Surprisingly good build quality

Kuman Arduino Starter Kit Mega 2560 R3

Kuman Arduino Starter Kit Mega 2560 R3

Kuman’s Arduino starter kit is our best overall model due to its reasonable price mixed with its wide range of accessories.

This is the perfect beginner Arduino board because it also comes with a free 23-lesson PDF tutorial that can get you up to speed on the basics.

The tutorial comes loaded onto a CD that also features a project introduction as well as the source code. This starter kit comes with the Arduino Mega board, which is rather easy to work with but also features additional I/O pins and power.

Kuman Arduino Starter Kit Accessories

Beyond the included learning materials on the CD, you’ll also get a package of examples and more in an email shortly after buying this product. These resources will prove to be invaluable if you’re new to working with an Arduino and you’re looking to make the most out of your new board.

Of course, this kit also comes included with a wide range of accessories that include three different kinds of LEDs, several 7 segments, a remote control, and more.

Overall, this is the best place to start if you don’t have any prior experience or Arduino accessories lying around.

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What We Like
  • Wide range of included accessories
  • Reasonable price
  • Mega board
  • Comes with 23 different lessons
What We Don’t Like
  • Accessories vary in quality

Keyestudio Starter Kit Arduino Mega 2560 R3

Keyestudio Starter Kit Arduino Mega 2560 R3

If you don’t mind paying a little extra, Keyestudio’s super Arduino starter kit is an amazing option that comes included with everything you’ll need.

Much like the last model, this kit comes with an Arduino Mega board, which is approachable enough for beginners but also powerful enough so that you can still get plenty of mileage out of it.

If you don’t mind paying a little extra for your Arduino starter kit, then this premium option comes included with everything you’ll need.

Keyestudio Arduino Starter Kit Accessories

Much like the last model, this kit comes with an Arduino Mega board, which is approachable enough for beginners but also powerful enough so that you can still get plenty of mileage out of it.

This kit comes with a few things that you wouldn’t expect in a basic starter set.

One of the most surprising inclusions was the base plate that lets you connect the breadboard to the Arduino board, keeping everything tidy.

If you find it hard to work on project building with other boards, this may be perfect for you.

Keyestudio Super Starter Kit

Since this is the Mega variant of the Arduino, you’ll also benefit from better pinouts. You’ll also find that this kit comes included with some helpful extras.

For example, the power supply pack allows you to power your creations using AA batteries.

Other accessories include buttons, LEDs, an access key, a pair of LCDs, and much more that you can use to experiment.

While it may be a little more expensive than your average Arduino starter kit, this model from Keyestudio also comes with some helpful educational materials.

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What We Like
  • Excellent build quality
  • Arduino Mega board
  • Included AA power supply
  • Comes with 32 different project ideas
  • Very easy to understand lessons
What We Don’t Like
  • Slightly more expensive than alternatives

Quad Store Starter Kit Arduino Uno R3

Quad Store Starter Kit Arduino Uno R3

For customers looking to get the most out of their money, this Quad Store’s Arduino starter kit comes included with what you’re going to need at an incredibly cheap price.

While it may be cheaper, this kit still comes with the Arduino Uno R3, meaning you’ll be able to work on a wide range of different projects.

While this kit may only come with 36 components, they’re of better quality than you would expect from such an affordable product. All of the extra parts function flawlessly, even after repeated use, which is a pleasant surprise after having gone through far too many cheap and unreliable kits.

Quad Store Arduino Super Starter Kit

The extras that come with this kit include key caps, switches, three different kinds of LEDs, wires, breadbox lines, and everything else you’ll need to get started.

Unfortunately, the included LCD screen doesn’t have the pins soldered into place, so you’ll have to do that yourself.

This kit also comes included with a starter guide to help you through the first steps of getting acquainted with your new Arduino. One of our only complaints is that it’s rather difficult to tell the value of the included resistors, so you’ll have to do some experimenting to find out.

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What We Like
  • Affordable price
  • Surprisingly good build quality
  • Good variety of accessories
  • Uno R3 board
What We Don’t Like
  • Resistors are tough to identify

Quad Store Basic Starter Kit Arduino Uno R3

Quad Store Basic Starter Kit Arduino Uno R3

Much like the last starter kit from Quad Store, this one also comes included with an Arduino Uno R3 board that is both capable and beginner-friendly.

The main difference between the Quad Store basic Arduino starter kit and the previous set was that this one comes with fewer accessories and is even more affordable.

This is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an affordable Arduino board that only comes included with the bare necessities.

Quad Store Arduino Basic Starter Kit

Despite this kit’s barebones nature, you’ll find that it still comes with a starter guide to introduce you to your new Arduino and a few extra components.

In this set, you’ll find a total of ten LEDs in two different colors, male-male jumper wires, push button switches, diodes, and even a temperature sensor.

Keep in mind that a battery doesn’t come included with this otherwise well-rounded kit, and it may take some time for the link to the source code to arrive.

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What We Like
  • Affordable price
  • Comes with an Uno R3
  • Features a starter guide
  • Great for starters
What We Don’t Like
  • Source code took a while to arrive
  • No battery

Generic Arduino UNO Kit

Generic Arduino UNO Kit

If you need an even more basic starter kit, this Generic Arduino is a great starting point that won’t cost you much money at all.

This model is a generic clone of the original Arduino Uno R3, so it shares all of its capabilities with it, making this one of the cheapest kits that comes with an R3.

As you would expect from the low price, this kit doesn’t come included with a wide range of accessories, but it at least comes with the basics.

You’ll find that this set comes with a 4 x 4 keypad, a 2×16 LCD, as well as an A to B type USB cable.

While these accessories won’t let you accomplish much, they’ll at least get you acquainted with coding your new Arduino.

Keep in mind that this model only comes included with an instruction manual and it doesn’t feature a detailed tutorial to help beginners get started.

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What We Like
  • Very affordable price
  • Arduino Uno R3 board
  • Still includes a few accessories
What We Don’t Like
  • Very light on the extras
  • No tutorial

Easy Electronics Arduino Mega 2560 with USB Cable

Easy Electronics Arduino Mega 2560 with USB Cable

This next model from Easy Electronics completely cuts out the accessories in favor of a lower price point, making it an excellent option if you already have components to work with. Since this is the Arduino Mega, you’ll benefit from improved power and capabilities over a standard Uno.

While this is a barebones kit, it also comes included with a single USB cable which provides a bit of additional value.

A benefit to this board over other clones is that it doesn’t require the installation of any drivers, making it easier to work with for beginners and simply less of a hassle for everyone else.

We were most impressed by the quality of this board, though some of the header pins had some issues with alignment.

If you have experience soldering, then you’ll be able to fix some of the build tolerances yourself, but they’re more than acceptable when you consider the price of this board.

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What We Like
  • Arduino Mega board
  • Included USB cable
  • No need to install drivers
What We Don’t Like
  • Some issues with build quality
  • No accessories

Generic Uno R3 ATmega328P with USB Cable

For those who need something even cheaper, this Generic Uno R3 board comes with no components, so you’ll have to either get your own or use some that you already have.

While this board may not be as powerful as the Mega, the Uno R3 is relatively affordable, and it’s easy to learn how to work with.

This Arduino features 14 digital I/O pins, and six of those pins provide PWM output. This model also comes with a downloadable menu, but it may not be the best choice for beginners since it doesn’t come with a tutorial or a guide.

As with most kits, this one at least comes included with a USB cable, and it’s of impressive quality and length when you consider the price.

While this is an Arduino clone, we found no errors in the code, which makes it one of the better clones we’ve come across. Nevertheless – you’re probably better off sticking with one of the original Arduino kits above to make sure the quality is there long term.

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What We Like
  • Code is free of errors
  • Affordable
  • Beginner-friendly board
What We Don’t Like
  • No tutorial
  • Clone

Easy Electronics Arduino Nano V3 with USB Cable

Easy Electronics Arduino Nano V3 with USB Cable

Finally, if you’re looking for the smallest and most lightweight Arduino possible, then you should get your hands on this Nano V3 from Easy Electronics. While it doesn’t include any components or extras beyond a simple USB cable, this Arduino is affordable enough for anyone to get started coding.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll find this model easy to work with as it comes with the header pins already soldered into place.

The only thing that you’ll have to do is install a driver, which doesn’t take too much effort, and this is a better-quality clone than many others that we’ve seen.

Unfortunately, this model uses an outdated bootloader that takes up 2 Kb of SRAM, which is a little too much for our liking.

However, this Arduino provides excellent value for money, and its small size make it suited for projects where mobility and small size are needed. If you’re looking the absolute cheapest set to get started – this is a viable alternative.

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What We Like
  • Compact size
  • Affordable
  • Easy to work with
What We Don’t Like
  • Bootloader takes up too much SRAM
  • Needs a driver