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LilyPad With No Programming

February 6, 2014

Introductory handout covering sewing with conductive thread and how to avoid short circuits in e-textiles with LilyPad components.

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.

Simon Modifications

February 6, 2014

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.

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.

Arduino Cheatsheet

August 19, 2014

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

Paper Circuit Cards

March 1, 2014

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

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.

ATTiny85 Quick Reference

February 13, 2015

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

E-Textiles and the Maker Student

September 29, 2016

An overview of SparkFun's work using sewable electronics to teach introductory electronics.

How to use a multimeter

October 3, 2016

This is a hand-out developed from our popular "How to use a Multimeter" tutorial.

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 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

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.

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 Curriculum: Introduction to Design

June 15, 2016

These are two full semester courses focused around Engineering Design using the SparkFun Inventor's Kit.

Digital Sandbox Course Resources

June 15, 2016

We created a small set of tutorials to walk students through using the Digital Sandbox in the classroom. There are two shared Google Drive folders which co

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.

MaKey MaKey Kit Librarian Reference Manual

June 7, 2016

The MaKey MaKey Kit: Librarian Reference Manual is a guide to using, managing, and troubleshooting the MaKey MaKey in your library.

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.
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