Procuring the Hardware
One may need some or all of the components listed below to carry out the experiments explained in the book:
1. Arduino Uno
2. Components required to build the shield
3. External actuators that work with the shield
4. Components required for the breadboard based experiments
We now provide an approximate cost of the above parts, mainly to keep a beginner informed. Because of the fluctuations in exchange rates, and the availability issues, pricing could change considerably.
|Item||Cost (in INR)|
|Components for the shield.||350|
|External actuators (motor, motor driver, servo motor) to work with the shield||400|
|Components that go with the breadboard||700|
With the components and the Gerber file mentioned, it should be possible to create the PCB, and solder the components, so as to arrive at the shield. This is the least expensive option.
The readymade shield is also available on E-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart, in the name of Ecolight® Sensor Shield V-1.2 Compatible with Arduino Uno R3.