Elegoo UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit Review

Elegoo UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit
A great complete kit for arduino beginners!
Review of the Elegoo UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit for Arduino
Reviewed by: Elias on November 20, 2016.
Rating: ★★★★☆ ( out of 5)

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The Elegoo UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit is a great unofficial kit made by Elegoo, a company specializing in Arduino based products. It comes with 63 different components, the most basic packed in multiple examples (e.g: LED’s and resistors), and a high quality Arduino clone board which as you will read below isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

The packaging

The kit comes in a good quality and practical box to easily store all the parts inside. A smaller box holds all the LED’s, and some of the smaller included components to avoid them being strewn across the box.

Elegoo Most Complete Kit Packaging
The kit’s packaging

 

The Elegoo Uno R3 itself

The board itself isn’t an original Arduino board but rather an Elegoo Uno r3.

The quality of the board is excellent and has a quality feel. Adding to this, the ports are labeled both on the board and on the sides for easy identification. The layout of the board is exactly the same as a regular Arduino Uno board the PCB is cleanly cut and is overall a great looking board it comes with both an AC power supply and a 9V battery adapter to adjust to every projects needs.

Elegoo Uno R3 Arduino Uno clone board
The Elegoo Uno R3 Arduino board itself

Documentation/Software

The kit comes with a CD containing the Arduino IDE along with some libraries relevant to the included tutorials, drivers, and a very complete PDF guide with mini projects to use each component with. It explains how everything works, comes with schematics and clear visuals on how to build the circuit. The code needed for each ‘lesson’ is stored on the CD for easy upload to the Arduino, although it is also shown how to write the code in the lesson for those wishing to develop their Arduino programming skills.

CD with drivers and tutorial for elegoo arduino
The documentation and software come in an included CD

Included Parts/Sensors/Components

The including components, while quite good for the most part, are nothing really special, all generic Chinese components found in most other kits which are quite functional but nothing to brag about.  There are a TON of resistors, 10 different kinds, 10 of each kind for a total of 100 resistors so you spare to break or fry a few. Many LED’s of each color are included although there is only one RGB LED. Also, there are many sensors, from humidity to temperature to a water detector, accelerator, and many more. There are also servo and stepper motors, one of each. there would be too many to describe individually so click below for a complete list.

Click here for a complete part list:
  • Component listing:
    -5pcs White LED
    -5pcs Yellow LED
    -5pcs Blue LED
    -5pcs Green LED
    -5pcs Red LED
    -1pcs RGB LED
    -5pcs 22pf Ceramic Capacitor
    -5pcs 104 Ceramic Capacitor
    -2pcs Photoresistor
    -1pcs Thermistor
    -5pcs Diode Rectifier (1N4007)
    -2pcs Electrolytic Capacitor (10UF 50V)
    -2pcs Electrolytic Capacitor (100UF 50V)
    -5pcs NPN Transistor (PN2222)
    -5pcs NPN Transistor (S8050)
    -1pcs Tilt Switch
    -5pcs Button (small)
    -1pcs 1 digit 7-segment Display
    -1pcs 4 digit 7-segment Display
    -1pcs Sound Sensor Module
    -1pcs LCD1602 Module ( with pin header)
    -1pcs IC L293D
    -1pcs IC 74HC595
    -1pcs Active Buzzer
    -1pcs Passive Buzzer
    -1pcs RTC Module
    -1pcs DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Module
    -2pcs Potentiometer
    -1pcs Rotary Encoder Module
    -1pcs Joystick Module
    -1pcs Keypad Module
    -1pcs 5V Relay
    -1pcs IR Receiver Module
    -1pcs UNO R3 Controller Board
    -1pcs Breadboard
    -1pcs Servo Motor (SG90)
    -1pcs Stepper Motor
    -1pcs ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver Board
    -1pcs Prototype Expansion
    -1pcs Power Supply Module
    -1pcs HC-SR501 PIR Motion Sensor
    -1pcs Ultrasonic Sensor
    -1pcs GY-521 Module
    -1pcs 3V Servo Motor
    -1pcs MAX7219 Module
    -1pcs Remote
    -1pcs 9V 1A Power Supply
    -1pcs 65 Jumper Wire
    -1pcs Water Lever Sensor
    -1pcs USB Cable
    -1pcs 9V Battery with DC
    -1pcs RC522 RFID Module
    -10pcs Resistor (10R)
    -10pcs Resistor (100R)
    -10pcs Resistor (220R)
    -10pcs Resistor (330R)
    -10pcs Resistor (1K)
    -10pcs Resistor (2K)
    -10pcs Resistor (5K1)
    -10pcs Resistor (10K)
    -10pcs Resistor (100K)
    -10pcs Resistor (1M)
    -20pcs Female-to-male Dupont Wire

 

 

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Ardiuno sensors, components
There are a wide variety of sensors to play around with

Should I get it?

The price to value ratio of this kit is excellent. You get for relevantly little all the the basic and even more advanced modules such as RFID to be able to do most projects you want apart from really specific projects that require less common parts. The parts of of quite good quality, especially the board and everything comes in a box you can use to store your kit after use.

Overall for just over 50 dollars I would recommend to anyone who wants to get into Arduino and have all they need to get started into the hobby.
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