Unboxing Your Mini Race Car Kit

My Mini Race Car is designed to introduce you 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
  • Teach electronics and programming skills
  • Does not assume any prior experience
  • Does not require any soldering or special tools

Kit Contents

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

Feather, USB Cable, & Batteries

  • Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE is the brains of your race car! It is Arduino-compatible and has Bluetooth wireless control
  • Motor FeatherWing is the muscle of this car, providing power to the motors -- Lets you drive up to 4 DC or 2 stepper motors- certainly enough motors to power the car kit!
  • TE HTU21D-F  is the heart of your race car. Temperature & Humidity sensor breakout board for realtime car/track sensing!
  • 1x USB Cable - Standard A-B - 3 ft/1m - use this to install new code onto your Feather (from any computer)
  • 3.7V LiPoly battery - this battery will power your Feather (but not the motors)
  • 4x AA Batteries - Use these to power your the motors of your super awesome little race car

Car Chassis & Assembly Tools

  • 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 Mario Andretti
  • Pocket Screwdriver with Philips and slotted ends

Prototyping Parts and Components

  • Half Size Breadboard Perfect fit for your car kit. Your Feather will connect to the breadboard, allowing you to easily plug in other sensor, LEDs, buzzers, potentiometers, switches, and more
  • 1x 4xAA Battery Holder w/ On/Off Switch - A nice portable battery holder for your car's motor batteries.
  • 1x Shield stacking headers for Arduino - Allow optional plugging in of many different boards, sensors, and wiring
  • 1x Rubber Bumper Feet - Helps keep the battery packs safe and secure
  • Jumper wires for making additional connections
This guide was first published on Jun 01, 2017. It was last updated on Jun 01, 2017. This page (Unboxing Your Mini Race Car Kit) was last updated on Jan 24, 2020.