LilyPad With No Programming
Introductory handout covering sewing with conductive thread and how to avoid short circuits in e-textiles with LilyPad components.
Presentation on how to take a Simon Says kit and modify it using an FTDI to change how the buzzer, LEDs, buttons and analog sensors function.
Updated - 8/7/2017 -- This is an overview of the most important / commonly used Arduino commands. [PDF] [DOCX]
Paper Circuit Cards
Have students build a simple circuit with copper tape, a coin cell battery, and an LED. This template can be extended to any number of other activities inv
How to use a multimeter
This is a hand-out developed from our popular "How to use a Multimeter" tutorial.
Digital Sandbox Intro to CS Activities
This is a collection of activities that we created to introduce students to basic CS concepts using the Digital Sandbox.
RedBot Dance Challenge
Using the RedBot chassis or a chassis of your own design, choreograph a dance routine for your robot!
Serial LCD Reaction Timer Activity
Build your own Serial LCD Reaction Timer. This is a great activity that uses the SparkFun RedBoard, Arduino, or other compatible microcontroller. This has
MaKey MaKey Kit Librarian Reference Manual
The MaKey MaKey Kit: Librarian Reference Manual is a guide to using, managing, and troubleshooting the MaKey MaKey in your library.
Intro to Arduino with ArduBlock
Learn the basics of programming in Arduino using the graphical programming constructs of ArduBlock.
PicoBoard Library Resources
Here are some great resources to include the PicoBoard as part of your library or makerspace.
PicoBoard LabPack Getting Started Guide
This is a hand-out illustrating how to get started using the PicoBoard and auxiliary sensors on ports A, B, C, and D. The LabPack comes complete with 10 Pi
These HotSheets cover a few basic introductory exercises at learning how to use Scratch and the PicoBoard.
Introduction to Robotics using SparkFun RedBot Mainboard
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
MakerScience and Arduino
Learn how to teach basic concepts of electricity and circuits, program a microcontroller, and integrate making, building, and inventing into your classroom
LilyPad and Sewable Circuits in Libraries
Tips for incorporating easy to use, scalable, and fun activities for library programs.
Intro to Arduino
Here is a slide show presentation for introducing the Arduino SparkFun Inventor's Kit.
e-Textile Mask Workshop
Presentation on sewing circuits and creating a light up mask used during Girl Scout Troop 73265's visit to SparkFun HQ.
e-Textile Art Pin
Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, Battery Holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.
LilyPad with ArduBlock Workshop
Presentation materials on using ArduBlock with the LilyPad Simple Development Board during a workshop at Fashion Institute of Technology 6/5/2014.
Giant Breadboard Poster
Looking to teach how breadboards work? Print this file out to a poster, laminate it, and use dry erase markers to illustrate the internal connections.
How to Develop Embedded Software
This is a book contributed by David Clifton. The purpose of the book is to provide a real-life example of some software engineering techniques for intermed
Intro to PicoBoard with Scratch
Introduction to computing using Scratch and PicoBoard.