What you’ll get in the new Genuino Starter Kit

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Let’s get up to speed with Genuino before we talk about its starter kit. Simply put, Genuino is Arduino’s sister brand, and it is used for products from the company that are sold outside of the US. This name spreads to all the Arduino boards, so the Arduino Uno becomes the Genuino Uno, the Arduino Micro becomes the Genuino Micro, and, most importantly, the Arduino Starter Kit becomes the Genuino Starter Kit.

This complication comes from some legal matters regarding name rights, but isn’t too much to worry about. Apart from the name, everything else is the same. In fact, think of “Arduino” and “Genuino” as being interchangeable.

So, on offer here we have an official starter kit for the Genuino Uno. Starter kits are a dime a dozen with everyone and their maker-loving mother having their own version of it, but the official ones are always nice to see.

The Genuino Starter Kit costs €79.90 (R1 202) from the official Arduino store, and contains the following:

The included projects book includes instructions on how to to assemble 15 different projects, which can all by made using the kit.

These kits are, as always, great for beginners as there’s practically a world of making inside of one box. The only question now is South African availability and pricing. We’ve asked around, and when our sources get back to us we’ll update this story.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.