TinkerKit is a set of Arduino-compatible sensors and acutators designed for quick prototyping of interactive projects.
The current kit comprises 20 different sensors ans 10 actuators including: – Tilt Sensor – 3 Axis Accelerometer - Bend Sensor - 1 Axis Gyroscope - Hall Sensor - Infra Red Distance Sensor – LDR Light Sensor - 2D Compass – Rotary Potentiometer - Capacitative touch Sensor – PIR Sensor - Touch Slider - Touch Wheel - Ultrasound distance sensor – GPS - Encoder - Linear potentiometer – Piezo There is also a set of Arduino-compatible hubs. Each part of the TinkerKit has a standard connector that can be connected through a standard cable to a main hub.
It’s fantastic that the tool sets for physical computing are continuing to evolve and grow thereby simplifying the process of designing with hardware. Currently under development, the kit of electronic sensors and components are not yet commercially available. The folks at Tinker.It are documenting their process, so check back on their site (or here) to see their progress. They’re also looking for collaborators so if you would like to join in on the creative fun contact them at (tinkerkit (c/o) tinker (d0t) it).