Arduino Engineering Kit - Review

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RoadTest: Arduino Engineering Kit

Author: anuag_ashim

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Evaluation Type: Development Boards & Tools

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?:

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Simulink files and Matlab files did not install properly. Issues with the demo code.

Detailed Review:

Thank you to Element14 team for selecting me from the competitive Road test for  Arduino Engineering Kit. I applied for this road-test since the Engineering Kit looked much fun to have and play with. I am not much Arduino expert and learning new things about Arduino in my free time after university.

 

This kit has 3 projects parts:

 

  1. Self-Balancing Motorcycle: This motorcycle will maneuver on its own on various terrains and remain upright using a flywheel for balance.
  2. Mobile Rover: This vehicle can navigate between given reference points, move objects with a forklift.
  3. Whiteboard Drawing Robot: The bot can take a drawing it’s given and duplicate it on a whiteboard. It’s most impressive.
  4. The kit also has 1 year Matlab and Simulink Educational license which is good to use.
  5. Access to Arduino Engineering and Education class which is helpful

 

I am very excited to make all the three projects. From the parts in box they are re-usable. After each project the parts are removed to use in another project. It was better if I can have all 3 projects at the same time but not possible in this kit. This project box is recommended for people like myself with limited knowledge but want to learn about Arduino.

 

 

Unboxing and Contents in the box

 

The box has many small and big parts. There are 2 levels in the box with many parts, nuts and screws. Each component is packed in a good way. There is also a battery pack and battery charger. A universal travel adapter is also in the box but I do not used it because the charger has European connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All contents of the box as shown in the website. https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-engineering-kit

 

Unboxing Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of parts are below

 

Boards

1 Arduino MKR1000 Board

1Arduino MKR Motor Shield

1 Arduino MKR IMU Shield

 

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

 

1 DC Motor

2 Geared DC Motors with Encoder

1 Standard Micro Servo (180 degrees)

1 Hall Sensor Module

1 Ultrasonic Sensor Module

1 Webcam

1 LiPo Battery

1 LiPo Battery Charger

1 Micro USB Cable

1 3-pin to 4-pin Tinkerkit Module Cable

1 3-pin Tinkerkit Module Cable

 

MECHANICAL COMPONENTS

 

3 Sets of Assembly Pieces

2 Wheels

1 Caster Wheel

1 Timing Belt

2 Timing Pulley

2 DC Motor Mounting Brackets

1 Metal Shaft (90mm)

2 Metal D Shafts (50mm)

2 Sets of Distance Spacers (6mm, 17mm)

2 Sets of M2 Bolts (10mm, 25mm)

3 Sets of M3 Bolts (10mm, 15mm, 25mm)

1 Set of M2 Nuts

1 Set of M3 Nuts

1 Set of M3 Lock Nuts with Nylon Insert

3 Shaft Collars

1 Propeller Adapter Screw

2 Magnets Ø8 mm

1 Thread 5m

2 Whiteboard Pens

1 Sticker for Vision Recognition

 

Whats in the box Video

 

I made two simple unboxing videos showing the box contents. The video is not best quality so please bear with it.

 

RoadTest Arduino Engineering Kit Unboxing Video 1

 

 

 

RoadTest Arduino Engineering Kit Unboxing Video 2

 

Self-Balancing Motorcycle Project

 

Read for more projects here:

RoadTest Arduino Engineering Kit Project Self-Balancing Motorcycle

 

Currently dealing with the technical programming issues.........tbd.....

 

Mobile Rover Project

 

More project details here

RoadTest Arduino Engineering Kit MOBILE ROVER PROJECT

 

Drawing robot Project

RoadTest Arduino Engineering Kit Project DRAWING ROBOT

 

Conclusion

 

tbd

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Top Comments

  • , have you decided on the conclusion and the details on issues on the motorcycle? With two other road test reviews in, it seems that that road test feedback will provide valuable input for…

  • , have you decided on the conclusion and the details on issues on the motorcycle? With two other road test reviews in, it seems that that road test feedback will provide valuable input for the supplier on quality improvements.

     

    The links to the detailed blogs near the end don’t work, except for the two ones where you report technical issues with the examples. Maybe the URL is incorrect.