When experimenting with an Arduino for the first few weeks, it's amazing what you can come up with using a small amount of hardware and some imagination. One example of this is by Instructables user "aze1337" who used two light sensors mounted on a servo horn to create their light-seeking device. By measuring the light levels the Arduino can determine which direction has more light, and move the servo accordingly. This may seem simple, but could used as a step towards greater devices such as robots or guidance for solar collectors. Nevertheless, here's the project at work:
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The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects!