The Mini Starter STEM kit provides an introduction to the world of digital electronics and microcontrollers. It includes a few components and a couple of projects to get you familiar with programming and working with electronics.
This set is meant to be an introduction to the Thimble Learning Platform, the Arduino IDE, microcontroller programming, LEDs, and electronics. The idea is to get your feet wet to help you decide if you enjoy this stuff so that you can decide if you want to build bigger and better projects. This guide will take you through three introductory projects: Blinking an LED, Reading a Potentiometer, and Dimming an LED. By completing these projects you will gain an understanding of: microcontrollers, the Arduino IDE, basic programming, electricity, potentiometers, and serial communication.
If you enjoy completing these projects, we highly encourage you to take a look at the next kit – the Creator Set. If you really enjoy it, included with your kit is a small card that includes a discount code for new subscriptions!