The Arduino team is looking to bring new blood to the Internet of Things (IoT), with the launch of a beginner-friendly kit designed to provide everything you need to build a range of projects with the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect: the Arduino IoT Bundle.
"The Arduino IoT Bundle is designed to bring together all the tools and knowledge you’ll need to get started with your first connected IoT devices," the Arduino team explains of its latest product launch. "It’s built around the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect, and the bundle also contains electronic components and a series of step-by-step tutorials to help you get started quickly and confidently."
Designed for those with "not much prior experience at all," the Arduino IoT Bundle includes the parts for five projects: the I Love You Pillow, the Puzzle Box, Pavlov's Cat, the Nerd, and Plant Communicator. In addition to the microcontroller board itself, the kit offers a temperature sensor, servo motor, DC motor, tilt sensor, 16×2 character display, 28 LEDs, a piezoelectric buzzer, and a selection of buttons, potentiometers, phototransistors, transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, and the like.
Each of the projects are designed to connect to the Arduino IoT Cloud, providing an introduction not only to the IoT in general but Arduino's IoT platform specifically. You do, however, need one or two things not included in the kit — a pillow for the I Love You Pillow project, for example, or a cardboard box for the Puzzle Box.
"Getting started with the IoT can be a daunting process," the Arduino team admits. "It requires a certain set of tools and a level of knowledge to take those first steps, but building your own connected IoT devices can be an incredibly rewarding process once you figure out the basics."
The Arduino IoT Bundle is now available on the Arduino store at $79.50, with links to all five project tutorials included on the product page.