This page is for those people who have a kit with an Ardiono Uno in it - it looks like this:
If you don't have one of these you probably have a WeMOS D1 and the page you are looking for is over here.
Welcome - chances are you've come here because you were given an Arduino kit - these pages are still changing, we'll have more information over the next few weeks explaining not only how to use everything in your kit, but also how to add other things to work with it.
If you want to get started now hunt down a USB A-B cable that looks like this:
there are lots of them around, one comes with almost every printer and then is often thrown away. Ask around, someone will have one.
Next download the free Arduino IDE software from http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and install it on your computer. You should be able to plug the USB cable into your computer and into your new Arduino, the computer will provide power to the Arduino. If you have a Windows or Mac you may have to install drivers - these instructions may help:
What's in the kit?
Here are links to explanations about how to use the various features in your kit:
Paul helps run Dunedin Makerspace it's open most Saturday afternoons from 1pm-5pm and you can usually find him there (check the DSpace calendar to make sure). You can mail him at email@example.com
Most of the parts in the kits were bought from http://www.aliexpress.com class set sized orders are likely to get similar sorts of prices here's a list of places I bought parts, note that prices and availability will change, search around for better deals, make sure you get the free shipping
How to guides, ideas, cool stuff:
Where to buy things: