Unboxing AdaBox 002

ADABOX 002 is designed to introduce a new person to the joys of making with electronics. We decided to come up with a fun pack of parts that:

  • Could introduce a beginner to making
  • Does not require any additional tools or paid software
  • Teach electronics and programming skills
  • Does not assume any prior experience
  • Comes with enough fun parts that could be combined and adapted for months or years!

Kit Contents

After a lot of thinking, here's what we came up with:

Feather, USB Cable, & Batteries

1x Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE (fully assembled with stacking headers) - Our take on an 'all-in-one' Arduino-compatible + Bluetooth Low Energy with built in USB and battery charging. Its an Adafruit Feather 32u4 with a BTLE module, ready to rock!

1x USB Cable - A/MicroB - use this to install new code onto your Feather (from any computer) - and to recharge the Feather's battery for portable projects!

1x Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 500mAh (domestic subscriptions only!) - this rechargeable battery can be used to make your Feather project portable. Plug it into the Feather to have it automatically charge over USB. When removed from USB power, the Feather will automatically flip over to battery power.

4x AA Batteries - Use this to power your cute little robot car

Robot Chassis & Assembly Tools

1x Three layer Robot Chassis Kit in Black - This kit gives you everything you need to build the shell of a 2-wheel-drive Mobile Platform Robot to help you channel your inner Mad Max.

1x Adafruit Pocket Screwdriver - To help assemble your cute little car

1x DC Motor and Stepper FeatherWing Add-on (fully assembled) - Lets you use 2 x bi-polar stepper motors or 4 x brushed DC motors (or 1 stepper and 2 DC motors) - or enough motors to power the chassis kit!

Protoyping Parts and Components

1x Half-size Breadboard - Perfect fit for your chassis kit!

1x 4xAA Battery Holder w/ On/Off Switch - A nice portable battery holder for your batteries.

1x Piezo Buzzer - Add beeps and boops to your mini robot!

1x 6-pin Male Header w/ Extra Long Pins - Some header pins to make connecting things easier

1x Rubber Bumper Feet - Helps keep the battery pack safe and secure

 

Bonus Parts (subscription only!)

1x Coupon for a 4-pack of batteries from Radioshack - Our good friends at Radioshack added this coupon - good for a free 4-pack of AA batteries at any Radioshack store.  Great for when you've used your car so much it's out of juice!

1x Enamel Pin - We are oddly obsessed with enamel pins. 

This guide was first published on Dec 13, 2016. It was last updated on Dec 13, 2016. This page (Unboxing AdaBox 002) was last updated on Jan 20, 2017.