There is no better way to get started with the Arduino open source platform than the Official Kit from Arduino itself. This bundle combines the kit with SPEED-KITS Pin-Out Chart for quick reference while you are building your projects. This kit includes over 200 electronic parts and components along with a 170 page companion book that together provide everything you need to create 15 projects! This is the ultimate gift for someone who is just getting started with Arduino and open source electronics and wants to get up to speed quickly. Just look at some of the projects you can create with this kit: - 01 : GET TO KNOW YOUR TOOLS an introduction to the concepts you'll need to use this kit - 02 : SPACESHIP INTERFACE design to control panel for your starship - 03 : LOVE-O-METER measure how hot-blooded you are - 04 : COLOR MIXING LAMP produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input - 05 : MOOD CUE clue people in to how you're doing - 06 : LIGHT THEREMIN create a musical instrument you play by waving your hands - 07 : KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT play music and make some noise with this keyboard - 08 : DIGITAL HOURGLASS a light-up hourglass that can stop you from working too much - 09 : MOTORIZED PINWHEEL a color wheel that will have your head spinning - 10 : ZOETROPE create a mechanical animation you can play forward or reverse - 11 : CRYSTAL BALL a mystical tour to answer all your tough question - 12 : KNOCK LOCK tap out the secret code to open the door - 13 : TOUCHY-FEEL LAMP a lamp that responds to your touch - 14 : TWEAK THE ARDUINO LOGO control your personal computer from your Arduino - 15 : HACKING BUTTONS create a master control for all your devices!