Hello friends, today we are going to learn about the Orange Arduino Basic Kit. This Orange Basic Kit is available in three variants on Robu. You can choose your kit based on your requirement.
- Orange Basic Kit Compatible With Arduino Uno
- Orange Basic Kit Compatible With Arduino Mega
- Orange Basic Kit Compatible With Arduino Nano
Today every geek wants to learn Arduino, but due to so many options available in the market, he fails to make the right decision where to start.
And because of this, he eventually loses hope of learning Arduino. But don’t worry, we are here to help you, we know your need, and here we have brought our basic kit for Arduino beginners.
This kit is specially designed for Arduino beginners, and you get everything in this kit.
I have added below the list of products you can see in this kit. Please have a look.
As you now know about the list of components you get in this kit. Let us now learn about each of those components.
Note- I have tried to explain everything about this kit in the sections below, but if you have any doubts, please let us know in the comments section.
As we are working with the Arduino related kits we will have to install the Arduino IDE on our system.
You can download the Arduino IDE by clicking on the link below.
How To Upload Code To Your Arduino?
It is the first thing every Arduino beginner should know. This section of this blog will tell you about how to upload the sketch to the Arduino board. Please check the above image to understand the GUI of the Arduino IDE.
Follow these steps to upload your sketch:
- Connect your Arduino using the USB cable.
- Choose Tools>Board>Arduino Uno to find your board in the Arduino menu.
- Choose the correct serial port for your board.
- Click the Upload button.
Active Components And Passive Components
An active component is a component that does not require an external source of energy for its functioning.
Common Examples of Active Components Include:
- Voltage sources
- Current sources
- Generators (such as alternators and DC generators)
- All different types of transistors (such as bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETS, FETs, and JFET)
- Diodes (such as Zener diodes, photodiodes, Schottky diodes, and LEDs)
As the name ‘Passive’ suggests – Passive devices neither power the circuit nor amplify the signal. The functioning of such components depends on the output of active components.
Common examples of passive components include:
Resistors are passive components. They do not power the circuit but play a very important role in electric circuits.
The resistor only allows the required amount of energy to pass through it and dissipates the remaining energy in the form of heat.
We require resistors in many applications, and therefore choosing the correct value resistor is also an important task.
Now you may be wondering how the value of the resistor is calculated. It is very easy. You need to check the color band printed on the resistor.
Another way to measure the value of a resistor is to use a digital multi meter.
If you have a digital multi meter, you can connect the multi meter probe to resistor and calculate the value of the resistor.
So, I think this is enough about the resistor. If you have any doubt, you can ask me in the comment section.
Capacitors are considered passive components. They are made of two-conductor plates and some dielectric material.
The dielectric material is placed between two conductive materials. The greater the distance between the two conductor plates, the greater the value of the capacitor.
Although the capacitor stores the charge, the capacitor is not called an active component. Because it takes the input voltage from the power supply; and discharges when the power is cut off.
There are many applications in which capacitors are used, some of those applications I have mentioned below.
1) Timer circuit –
In this, capacitors are used to change the transistor states.
Here I am sharing the link to the documentation of the timer circuit.
2) Capacitors is also used as DC Filters.
So, it was all about the capacitor. If you have any doubt about this section, please let me know in the comment section.
An LED light-emitting diode is used as an indicator in an Arduino circuit. If you are an Arduino beginner, the best option would be to start with an LED interfacing.
As I mentioned earlier, LED is just a diode that emits a light energy when it exceeds a specific cut-off voltage.
In the following section, we will understand the basics of LED.
LED Interfacing with Arduino
The LED consists of two-pin anodes and a cathode. In the below image you can see we have connected the cathode terminal to the GND terminal of the Arduino and the anode terminal to GPIO 13.
You can refer to the following image to understand the interfacing of LED with Arduino.