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Digital Sandbox Intro to CS Activities

July 29, 2016

This is a collection of activities that we created to introduce students to basic CS concepts using the Digital Sandbox.

RedBot Dance Challenge

July 26, 2016

Using the RedBot chassis or a chassis of your own design, choreograph a dance routine for your robot!

SIK LCD Tutorial Activity

July 23, 2016

SIK LCD Tutorial simplifies the wiring and usage of the parallel LCD module that is included in the SIK.

Serial LCD Quick Reference - Application Note

July 21, 2016

This is a quick reference to using any of the Serial-enabled LCD kits at SparkFun. It simplifies the command set into tables that are easy to follow.

SIK Teachers Guide

July 21, 2016

This is a summary of learning objectives, vocabulary, and key concepts that are used in each of the circuit examples in the SIK.

Serial LCD Reaction Timer Activity

July 21, 2016

Build your own Serial LCD Reaction Timer. This is a great activity that uses the SparkFun RedBoard, Arduino, or other compatible microcontroller. This has

RedBot Library Quick Reference

June 26, 2016

This is a nice summary of the RedBot library. This is useful for introducing the RedBot commands to students.

SparkFun Summer Semester Materials

August 13, 2015

Got an idea for a prototype but not sure exactly how to make it happen? SparkFun Electronics offers Five Days of prototyping skills from schematic to bread

Microcontrollers for Educators 2015

August 5, 2015

Each summer, we teach a weeklong professional development workshop around using technologies such as Arduino, Processing, and electronics in the classroom.

Explorations in Arduino Physics: Ideas and Experiments that Integrate this Low-cost 8-bit Microcontroller into your Classroom

July 28, 2015

This is a presentation on a series of tools that can be used in experiments, activities, and labs to investigate, measure, and analyze physics phenomena.

Breaking the Rules: Hacking the Science Classroom with Arduino and Open-source Electronics

April 9, 2015

This workshop employs free Arduino software to explore classroom materials in an iterative, highly affordable framework. By combining everyday materials li

Physics and Open-Source Robotics - Activities for the classroom

April 9, 2015

Position, velocity, acceleration, torque, and rotation—these are all key concepts in both physics and robotics. Why not integrate these things together? We

ATTiny85 Quick Reference

February 13, 2015

ATTiny85 Cheatsheet / quick reference. This has all of the most commonly used Arduino commands in one place.

Introduction to Robotics using SparkFun RedBot Mainboard

January 15, 2015

Our team of educators piloted a class here at SparkFun in the Spring of 2014 introducing the RedBot Mainboard using the Dagu Multi Chassis platform. Here a

Arduino Cheatsheet

August 19, 2014

Updated - 8/7/2017 -- This is an overview of the most important / commonly used Arduino commands. [PDF] [DOCX]

LilyPad with ArduBlock Workshop

June 10, 2014

Presentation materials on using ArduBlock with the LilyPad Simple Development Board during a workshop at Fashion Institute of Technology 6/5/2014.

MakerScience and Arduino

April 7, 2014

Learn how to teach basic concepts of electricity and circuits, program a microcontroller, and integrate making, building, and inventing into your classroom

Data Collection with High-Altitude Balloons

April 7, 2014

Design and build a high‑altitude balloon with SparkFun Electronics. This engaging project introduces tools for real‑world science and data collection.

RedBot & RedBoard with miniBloq

March 11, 2014

A step by step tutorial on how to use the drag and drop environment, miniBloq, to program SparkFun's RedBot and RedBoard.

TEI Workshop Materials - Gaming

February 6, 2014

Resources for programming a game using ProtoSnap Mini and Processing.

ArduBlock and Protosnap ProMini

February 6, 2014

This is a short presentation on how to use ArduBlock - a graphical programming environment with the Protosnap ProMini.

Five Days of Prototyping

February 6, 2014

Resources covering a five day course, including everything from schematics and PCV layout to programming, wireless and GPS.

Intro to Arduino with ArduBlock

February 6, 2014

Learn the basics of programming in Arduino using the graphical programming constructs of ArduBlock.

LilyPad With Programming

February 6, 2014

Get started prototyping without a breadboard using the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board to control buzzers, vibration motors, RGB LEDs and more.

SoftSerial: Implementing Multiple Serial Ports On An Arduino

February 6, 2014

Learn how to use pins other than TX and RX to communicate between microcontrollers using the SoftSerial library.

Introductory Arduino Materials from Portland State University

February 6, 2014

A wide range of labs covering beginner and intermediate Arduino programming, DC and analog circuits, and two larger scale projects.

Design West - Presentation & Example Code

February 6, 2014

Presentation and example code from the Design West 2013 workshops. These materials are intended to work with SparkFun's ProtoSnap.

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Curriculum

February 6, 2014

The SIK binder is an entire curriculum for embedded electronics, centered around the SparkFun Inventor's Kit.

Processing the Danger Shield

February 6, 2014

This material teaches the creation and manipulation of basic shapes using Processing and SparkFun's Danger Shield.

Alan Smith's Curriculum

February 6, 2014

An introduction to Arduino, microcontrollers and electrical circuits by Alan Smith.

LilyPad with Girl Scouts: Making Electronic Fashion

February 6, 2014

Beginner's LilyPad workshop presentation contributed by Etiquette Creative.

ProtoSnap Intro to Arduino

February 6, 2014

Presentation on programming microcontrollers without having to create any circuits using the ProtoSnap board.

Processing and Interactivity for Educators

February 6, 2014

This is a web-based curriculum designed for middle-schools and undergoing update and addition.

Serial Communication between Arduino and Processing

February 6, 2014

Materials for Arduino, Processing and Serial Communication for the ATLAS program at CU Boulder.

Intro to Arduino

February 6, 2014

Here is a slide show presentation for introducing the Arduino SparkFun Inventor's Kit.

Programming with Simon

February 6, 2014

This material shows a way to re-use our popular Simon game to teach programming after you have used it to teach soldering.

ProtoSnap

February 6, 2014

Teach digital and analog input and output using the RGB LEDs, buttons and buzzers with the ProtoSnap board.

LilyPad In-Depth

February 6, 2014

Learn how to create circuits that use a LilyPad microcontroller and what you need to program your microcontroller to react to input and provide output.

Modkit and Arduino (Drag and drop programming)

February 6, 2014

Course for Elementary students using LilyPad and Modkit.

Android Development with IOIO

February 6, 2014

Control an LED, potentiometer and servo over USB or Bluetooth using Andriod and IOIO.

Arduino, Processing and Max

February 6, 2014

Workshop materials for using Arduino, Processing and the Danger Shield to communicate with Max Patch.

Arduino in a Nutshell

February 6, 2014

Beginner's guide to the Arduino Uno R3 by Prof. Jan Borchers.

Video Games and Controllers with Analog Pong and Processing - Gaming

February 6, 2014

Learn how to create a video game and controller while learning basic programming, math, Cartesian graphing methods, Serial communication and sensor input.