The BBox series takes a practical approach to learning electronics and BBox 1 uses discrete components like resistors, capacitors, and transistors to build 24 circuits. Each circuit teaches you something new and builds upon the previous ones so you get a thorough understanding of how everything comes together.
BBox 1 contains everything you need to get started, with the exception of batteries. You will need two AA batteries and one 9V battery. The 9V battery is only used for the soil moisture circuit and all the other circuits can work on 3V. The booklet contains information that will help you build the projects.
The Kickstarter edition also contains two additional kits – a solar power project complete with a solar panel and the PCB version of the transistor siren. We will go over some basic concepts in the next post before we start with the projects.