So you want to get started with the Arduino, and a starter kit sounds like a good idea. We agree. The Arduino is an awesome platform, and with the right kit, you can really go places. It’s a tough job to go find all the kits out there and compare them, so we thought we’d make the job a little easier on you.
The following table puts everything in an easy, readable setup. You can show or hide reviews, toggle explanations of (most) components and hide kits you’re not interested in looking at.
Kit Makers: Did we miss something? Get something wrong? Don’t feel we gave you a fair shake? Shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We want to provide the best information possible, and you can help us do it!
Update August 2014: Unfortunately, the Kit chart has not been well maintained, so it remains down being in such a deprecated state.