Teach students about the different applications of the Internet of Things by building real-world smart devices.

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  • The Arduino Explore IoT Kit helps advanced high school and college students get started with the fundamental concepts of the Internet of Things. It includes all necessary hardware, software, learning content, and support.

    Recommended for one or two students, the kit’s hardware includes one MKR 1010 board, the Maker IoT carrier with five tactile buttons and squared LCD display, a set of sensors and actuators, cables, and more (see full list in the tech specs). All components are packed into a robust reusable toolbox, ideal for storage and years of use.

    The kit also gives students access to an online platform with 10 exciting learning activities, which introduce them to the core concepts of IoT and challenge them to build real-world applications (see more details in content).

    With one Explore IoT Kit you get a 12-month free trial subscription to Arduino Create Maker plan, the premium subscription to our online coding platform. With it, students will also learn to control objects remotely using Arduino Create and its IoT Cloud application.


    More info at: arduino.cc/education/explore-iot-kit

  • The kit includes:

    Hardware:
    • Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 board
    • MKR IoT Carrier designed for this kit, including:
      - Two 24 V relays
      - SD card holder
      - Five Tactile buttons 
      - Plug and play connectors for different sensors
      - Temperature sensor
      - Humidity sensor
      - Pressure sensor
      - RGBC, Gesture and Proximity
      - IMU
      - RGB 1.20” display
      - 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery holder (battery not included)
      - Five RGB LEDs
    • Plastic encasing
    • Micro USB cable
    • Moisture sensor
    • PIR sensor
    • Plug-and-play cables for all the sensors
    Software

    The Explore IoT Kit includes a 12 months free trial to the Arduino Create Maker Plan. Once the trial expires you will need to renew the subscription to the maker plan by going to this page. The Arduino Create Maker Plan included in the kit offers unlimited compilation time and extended access to some of the features of the Arduino IoT Cloud allowing teachers to run their classes with the certainty that they won’t find any limitation on them. If you don’t renew your Maker Plan subscription, you will be automatically downgraded to the Arduino Create Free Plan. This plan (Arduino Create Free Plan) offers lower compilation time per day, and limit the access to some of the features of the Arduino IoT Cloud, which means that only 3 out of the 10 activities of the kit can be completed with it.

  • The Explore IoT Kit - an educational kit developed for students to learn how to control objects remotely using digital dashboards, and learn the fundamentals of the Internet of Things

    How is the Explore IoT Kit structured?

    The Explore IoT Kit is divided into an introduction to the Internet of Things and ten step-by-step, hands-on activities. Each activity includes learning objectives, an introduction to new components and programming concepts, and step-by-step instructions for configuring the IoT Cloud and gradually building code. In each activity, students make a functional project that they can conduct different experiments with, and at the end of each activity, students will be able to take their knowledge to the next level and try to solve an open-ended challenge by modifying the program. 

    Do I need to follow the activities in the order provided?

    Yes, each lesson builds off the previous one and gives students the opportunity to apply skills and concepts that have already been covered. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the order of the lessons.

    Who can use the kit?

    This kit is designed for students aged 16+ who are taking their first steps into the world of the Internet of Things. Students should already have some knowledge of programming and electronics, as basic concepts are not explained in the content of this kit. However, they don’t need any prior knowledge of the IoT or how to use, for example, Cloud services, APIs, or different sensors for data collection.

    What are the minimum knowledge requirements for using the kit?

    Students are expected to know basic programming. This kit only includes plug and play components and doesn’t require students to build complex circuits. Activities include step-by-step instructions for assembly and programming, however, some of the basic programming concepts and code structures are not explained.

    How many students can use the kit?

    The Explore IoT Kit is designed for one or two students. It includes all the components required to assemble and experiment with one project at a time. Note that if students are working in pairs, they are required to use the same Arduino account to access the online platform and for the Arduino Create subscription.

    What languages does the online platform support?

    The Explore IoT Kit is currently available in English, Spanish and Italian with more languages coming soon.

    Where is the registration code?

    Your unique registration code is required to register your kit, access the online platform and content, and activate your subscription to Arduino Create. It can be found inside the lid of your kit.

    What operating system is required?

    Windows 7 or higher, Linux, or Mac OS.

    What are the minimum requirements for using the kit in the classroom?

    To go through the activities and program the board, each group needs a computer and an internet connection. In many of the activities, students also need a WiFi connection with its credentials (SSID and password).

    Can I accumulate more than a 12 months of trial if I purchase more than one Explore IoT Kit?

    You cannot accumulate more than 12 months of trial or extended trial when purchasing more than one Explore IoT. You can only use one trial at the time even if you activate the other kits

    What will happen to the Create account after 12 months?

    You will be able to keep your dashboards and data by renewing the Maker Create Plan. See the pricing details. Note that renewal is not currently available in Brazil.

    Explore IoT Kit vs Oplà IoT Kit?

    The Explore IoT Kit
    Teach students about the different applications of the Internet of Things by building real-world smart devices.
    This educational kit includes 10 online student activities that adopt a learning-by-doing approach. Step-by-step, students will acquire knowledge by constructing fully functional solutions, including experiments, challenges, and building real life applications. Students also learn to control objects remotely using a digital dashboard - the Arduino IoT Cloud.

    • Best for educators who want to teach the Internet of Things (and students who want to learn about IoT)
    • No prior knowledge required
    • Comes with 10 project-based learning activities to learn how to build and control internet connected objects
    • Complete guides for both students & teachers
    • Storage box for repeated use in the classroom
    • 12-month Arduino Create Maker Plan trial, providing extended features for the Arduino IoT Cloud

    More info at: arduino.cc/education/explore-iot-kit

    The Oplà IoT Kit
    Connectivity for your home or workplace.
    This kit comes with a complete set of 8 Internet of Things projects ready to turn everyday appliances into ‘smart’ appliances e.g. a thermostat. Suitable for more advanced makers to create their own connected devices and IoT applications through the open programmable platform, providing ultimate control.

    • Add instant smart connectivity to devices and appliances
    • Suitable for makers & professionals
    • No prior knowledge required
    • Comes with 8 out-of-the-box guided projects
    • Build custom-connected devices that can be controlled with your smartphone
    • 12-month free subscription to the Arduino Create Maker Plan, providing extended features for the Arduino IoT Cloud

    More info at: store.arduino.cc/opla-iot-kit

    Both kits include:

    • Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 board
    • MKR IoT Carrier designed for this kit, including:
      - RGB 1.2" Square Display (Explore IoT Kit) or Round OLED Display (Oplà IoT Kit)
      - Five tactile buttons (capacitive touch)
      - On-board sensors: temperature, humidity, pressure, and light
      - Two 24 V relays
      - SD card holder
      - Plug and play connectors for different sensors
      - RGBC, Gesture and Proximity
      - IMU
      - 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery holder (battery is not included)
      - Five RGB LEDs
    • Arduino MKR WiFi 1010
    • Plastic encasing
    • Micro USB cable
    • Moisture sensor
    • PIR sensor
    • Plug-and-play cables for all the sensors

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  • The Explore IoT Kit includes access to an online platform with 10 exciting project-based learning activities, which introduce students to core concepts of IoT and challenge them to build real-world applications.

    All learning materials include theory, building instructions, detailed illustrations, assembly animations, and code. The learning content is aligned with Computer Science Standards (CSTA).

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    The project-based learning activities include:

    0. Internet of Things

    An introduction to the IoT world

    1. Get to know the kit

    A lesson to learn about all the different components of the kit

    2. Graphing data in the cloud

    Learning how to show and analyse the data collected by the carrier

    3. Storing our data

    Introducing the use of SD memory cards to backup data

    4. Remote triggers

    Exploring how the carrier actuators work

    5. Home security alarm

    Creating a home security alarm that sends a message to the user and blinks a red light when the sensor detects motion.

    6. Classroom tracker

    Building a tracker capable of registering the amount of people that have passed through a door.

    7. Cloud vs Carrier game

    Creating a game that can be played by two players.

    8. Urban farming 101

    Learning how to build a smart greenhouse.

    9. Greenhouse web server

    Learning how to create a web interface for your greenhouse.

    10. International weather application

    Learning how to use APIs.