This PICAXE-14M Starter Pack is a self-assembly kit, based on the PICAXE 14M2 Microcontroller. The starter pack is targeted at schools and general educational purposes, but the open design also makes it very useful for hobbyists to use it as a project board, or for any one who wants to self study, or learn by experimenting.
The 'starter pack' includes both a training board, AXE027 download cable and a battery box. The software needed is free, so the only other things you'll need to get started are a computer and batteries. Furthermore, free training resources and tutorials are provided in the PICAXE manual (Part 1 - Getting Started).
The project board comes with assembly instructions, and when completed, the board will contain the following:
The PICAXE-14M2 Starter Pack can be used with any software application that supports the PICAXE hardware.