Kits and Suppliers I have some sources listed with the product. They are not the only sources, nor do they tend to be the cheapest. Adafruit, and Sparkfun, have tutorials that I frequently use.


Ultrasonic Distance Sensors

  • US-100
  • SR 04

Infra Red Distance Sensors

  • Sharp GP2Y0D810Z0F Digital Distance Sensor with Pololu Carrier- Adafruit- 940nm +-40 light.
  • Sharp GP2Y0A21YK SEN-00242 Sparkfun
  • Don't forget the lead wires SEN-08733 Sparkfun

PIR Motion Sensors Sparkfun SEN-08630

Motors AboutMotors

Motor Drivers

Voltage Regulation


Newegg has them cheap

Semi Homebrew USB Rechargable Lithium Ion Batter Supply (lots of caveats, careful you know what you are doing)

  • USB LiIon/LiPoly charger - v1.2 PID: 259
  • PowerBoost 500 Basic - 5V USB Boost @ 500 mA from 1.8 V+ PID: 1903
  • Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh PID: 328


  • DS1307? Real Time Clock breakout board kit Adafruit PID: 264 Sparkfun BOB -00099
  • Thermocouple Amplifier MAX31855? breakout board (MAX6675? upgrade) - v2.0 PID: 269

Starter Packs?

  • Arduino Starter Pack - 1.0 PID: 68 Adafruit