Course Kit

Custom Course Kit

We have a custom kit for the course, which was packaged and provided by the great people at Sparkfun. Students will need to purchase this course kit in lieu of a textbook. In addition to items in the course kit, ITP will provide enrolled students with an Argon microcontroller and a few extra components.

Kit Contents

Prices listed retail prices at Sparkfun’s website, not the cost of the items when bundled in the kit (which are lower but not shared with me).

Name Quantity Price (USD) Subtotal URL
SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - MMA8452Q (with Headers) 1 $10.95 $10.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13926
SparkFun Micro OLED Breakout 1 $15.95 $15.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13003
SparkFun Motor Driver - Dual TB6612FNG (with Headers) 1 $5.45 $5.45 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14450
SparkFun Particle Sensor Breakout - MAX30105 1 13.95 $13.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14045
Adjustable Parts Box 1 $3.95 $3.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13867
Case 1 $9.95 $9.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14474
Circular Robotics Chassis Kit (Two-Layer) 1 $14.95 $14.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14332
Digital Multimeter - Basic 1 $14.95 $14.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12966
Hobby Gearmotor - 140 RPM (Pair) 1 $4.95 $4.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13302
LED - Assorted (20 pack) 1 $3.30 $3.30 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12062
LiPo Battery 1 $12.95 $12.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13855
Magnetic Door Switch Set 1 $3.50 $3.50 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13247
Mini Photocell 1 $1.50 $1.50 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9088
Mini Speaker - PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz 1 $1.95 $1.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/7950
Multicolor Buttons - 4-pack 1 $1.60 $1.60 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14460
Optical Detector / Phototransistor - QRD1114 1 $0.95 $0.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/246
Piezo Element 1 $1.50 $1.50 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10293
PIR Motion Sensor (JST) 1 $9.95 $9.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13285
Pocket Screwdriver Set 1 $3.95 $3.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12891
Resistor 10K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack 1 $1.20 $1.20 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14491
Resistor 330 Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads) 1 $0.95 $0.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14490
Temperature Sensor - TMP36 1 $1.50 $1.50 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10988
Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - HC-SR04 1 $3.95 $3.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13959
Wheel - 65mm (Rubber Tire, Pair) 1 $2.95 $2.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13259
Paper Circuits 1      

Kit Cost Breakdown

Items Cost
Sparkfun components $146.75
Shipping $0
Sparkfun discount  
Total (subject to local sales tax) $114.95

Components provided by ITP

Prices reflect Particle’s Wholesale / Education discount and sales tax in Los Angeles, but do not include shipping costs.

Name Quantity Price (USD) Subtotal URL
Fritzing 1 $8.00 $8.00 https://fritzing.org/
Particle Argon + antenna 1 $25.00 $25.00 https://store.particle.io/products/argon-kit
usb cable 1 $2.00 $2.00 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=9761&cust_review=1
Trimpot 10K Ohm with Knob 3 $0.95 $2.85 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9806
Mini Power Switch - SPDT 3 $0.59 $1.77 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QAJUUS/
Jumper Wire Kit - 140pcs 1 $2.50 $2.50 https://www.amazon.com/REXQualis-Breadboard-Assorted-Prototyping-Circuits/dp/B081H2JQRV
Breadboard - Self-Adhesive (White) 2 $1.50 $3.00 https://www.amazon.com/DEYUE-breadboard-Set-Prototype-Board/dp/B07LFD4LT6
Fans for DC motors 2 $0.80 $1.60 https://www.amazon.com/EUDAX-Propeller-Airplane-Science-Education/dp/B073XM12MY
Extension Jumper Wires 10 $0.13 $1.30 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081C5VRFR/
LED - RGB Diffused Common Cathode 3 $0.19 $0.57 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077XGF3YR/
Envelopes 10 $0.04 $0.36 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Y50ZD8/
SoftPot Membrane Potentiometer 1 $5.00 $5.00 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8680
Amphenol receptable clincher 1 $0.95 $0.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14196
Servo - Generic (Sub-Micro Size) 2 $1.97 $3.94 https://www.amazon.com/Smraza-Helicopter-Airplane-Control-Arduino/dp/B07L2SF3R4
Resistor 4.7K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH 10 $0.06 $0.57 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HDFHPP3/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
DHT11 1 $2.20 $2.20 https://smile.amazon.com/HiLetgo-Temperature-Humidity-Digital-3-3V-5V/dp/B01DKC2GQ0/
HiLetgo RFID Kit 1 $5.95 $5.95 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CSTW0IA/
YARONGTECH 13.56mhz MIFARE 2 $0.35 $0.70 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0ACMDS
Plastic 1” wide Hook / Loop (Velcro) (in inches) 12 $0.10 $1.19  
Velcro 2” wide loop (in inches) 14 $0.03 $0.35 https://www.countrybrookdesign.com/2-inch-red-sew-on-loop-only.html
Velcro 1/2” wide hook (in inches) 2 $0.02 $0.04 https://www.countrybrookdesign.com/1-2-inch-sew-on-hook-only.html
Capacitive touch button 1 $6.00 $6.00  
Resealable bags 1 $0.30 $0.30 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R5HGDZN/ref=crt_ewc_img_huc_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A399GAOGJJF68Y