I'm looking to buy my first arduino kit. However I have a concern.

If my Arduino Mega is bought from one manufacturer, then can I buy shields or other parts from other manufacturers? Are there any incompatibility issues


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Of course you can. In just the same way that you can buy a car from one manufacturer and bumper stickers from another.

That's the whole point of the Arduino platform - mix and match to make things -just like LEGO®.

  • Awesome! Thanks for the prompt reply. if you do not mind, are there any basic components which are necessary for any project that I can ensure are in the kit I decide to buy Nov 30, 2015 at 19:15
  • That's a hard question to answer without knowing what you want to do… You might start by taking a look at some of the Arduino starter kits at Adafruit or some of the other vendors. They will give you a good idea of what you could use to get start with some general hacking and experimenting.
    – dlu
    Dec 1, 2015 at 3:11

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