It’s Time That. You. Become. Tony. Stark.
If what we’re building this month looks like it’s something out of Tony Stark’s Playbook, it’s because it probably is. No, we’re not building the Mach III version of Ironman, but it’s close. After you’re done with it though, we guarantee you’ll feel like The Stark himself.
What we’re talking about is a Kipduino, a do-it-yourself Arduino. If Tony Stark had an Arduino when he was in that one desert, he would’ve built that thing a lot faster, killed all the bad guys a lot faster, wouldn’t be as hungry for Burger King, and came home to Pepper Potts that much faster.
Arduinos already exist.. why not just buy one?
That’s just silly.. Iron Man doesn’t just buy his suit – he builds it! That way he gets more statisfaction when he blow up things, knowing he built the freakin missile. Do you want that kind of satisfaction? (that’s not even a question).
Okay. Okay. Missiles are a little bit of a stretch. No blowing up here – we don’t want 12 different government agencies pouncing on us. But, you CAN do some pretty kickass things like:
– Program your own LED patterns.
– Brew an amazing cup of tea.
– Make a clock that goes backwards and forwards in time.
– Travel to space.
*Note* 4th item is not possible unless your name is Elon Musk. Then yes, it is possible.
We shouldn’t have to tell you how amazing this is. You’ll literally be building a computer from the ground up.
Yeah, we know the Kipduino name is a little weird. It kinda sounds like a Pokemon. The difference.. Pokemon are evolutinary while Arduinos are revolutionary! (see what I did there? heh.) If it’s good enough for Iron Man, it’s good enough for you.
Trust me… you won’t find any Kipduinos in the Viridian Forest, or in a Pokedex. You will however, find it inside the Kipkay Kits store.
So ahead. Catch them all.
1x ATmega8-16pu Microcontroller
1x 28-Pin IC Socket
1x 7x9cm PCB
1x 16mhz Crystal Oscillator
2x 22pF Ceramic Capacitors
1x Momentary Switch
1x 10k ohm Resistor
1x 3mm Yellow LED
1x 330 ohm Resistor
2x 6-Pin Female Header
1x 8-Pin Female Header
1x Barrel Jack Adapter
1x Type-B USB Female, DIP
1x Toggle Switch
1x Type-A to Type-B Male USB Cable, 1 ft
The FTDI Breakout Board:
1x FT232RL Chip
1x SSOP-28 Board
1x 28-Pin Male Header
1x 3mm Yellow LED
1x 3mm Green LED
2x 330 ohm Resistors
3x 0.1uF Ceramic Capacitor
Solder Wick, 1ft.