Tutorials

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Photon RedBoard Hookup Guide

August 27, 2015

Your guide to commissioning, tinkering, and programming the SparkFun Photon RedBoard.
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LED Butterfly Pop Up Card

August 19, 2015

Craft an illuminated butterfly pop up card with copper tape, two LEDs, and a battery.
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Photon Development Guide

August 19, 2015

A guide to the online and offline Particle IDE's to help aid you in your Photon development.
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LED Robot Pop Up Card

August 19, 2015

Craft a paper circuit pop up card with a cycling RGB LED, battery, and copper tape.
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Making Music with the FreeSoC2

August 14, 2015

Create a synth keyboard with the FreeSoC2 from SparkFun.
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Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Add some tunes to your project with the Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Breakout.
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LSM6DS3 Breakout Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A hookup guide for the LSM6DS3, which features a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and FIFO buffer.
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8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.
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LSM9DS1 Breakout Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A hookup guide for the LSM9DS1, which features a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer. It's an IMU-in-a-chip!
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Planning a Wearable Electronics Project

August 13, 2015

Tips and tricks for brainstorming and creating a wearables project.
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MPU-9150 Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A basic guide to get started with the MPU-9150 9 Degrees of Freedom Breakout.
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microSD Sniffer Hookup Guide

August 4, 2015

A basic introduction to working with the microSD Sniffer.

Single Board Computer Benchmarks

July 31, 2015

How to set up different benchmarking programs on single board computers or computing modules and run them. The results for various generations are shown on the subsequent pages.

nRF24L01+ Transceiver Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

A basic getting started guided to the SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+

Ludus Protoshield Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

Get started with the SparkFun Ludus Protoshield and Ludus Protoshield Wireless!

Adding a Timed Button to a Project

July 29, 2015

This tutorial will walk you through making a timed power controller for interactive projects. You will learn how to add an on button that will provide power to your project for an amount of time and then turn off again.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - Pi Block

July 28, 2015

Tutorial on setting up and using the Pi Block for Intel Edison.

Soil Moisture Sensor Hookup Guide

July 23, 2015

A quick hookup guide and project to get you started with the Soil Moisture Sensor from SparkFun.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - Dual H-Bridge

July 17, 2015

A quick overview of the features of the Dual H-bridge Block.

ESP8266 WiFi Shield Hookup Guide

July 16, 2015

Interface your Arduino with an ESP8266 to give it inexpensive access to your WiFi network and the Internet!

Building Large LED Installations

July 16, 2015

Learn what it takes to build large LED installations from planning to power requirements to execution.

Lockitron Hardware Hookup Guide

July 14, 2015

How to connect the Lockitron to an Arduino Pro Mini and control it with 2 buttons.

ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor Hookup Guide

July 9, 2015

How to connect and use the SparkFun ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor with an Arduino.

Old Tutorials

Looking for the old, archived tutorials? Head on over to the archived tutorials on the main SparkFun site.
Please be aware that the tutorials you find there are no longer actively maintained.