Tutorials

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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.
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Ludus Protoshield Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

Get started with the SparkFun Ludus Protoshield and Ludus Protoshield Wireless!
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nRF24L01+ Transceiver Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

A basic getting started guided to the SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+
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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.
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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.
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SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - Dual H-Bridge

July 17, 2015

A quick overview of the features of the Dual H-bridge Block.
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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!
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Building Large LED Installations

July 16, 2015

Learn what it takes to build large LED installations from planning to power requirements to execution.
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Lockitron Hardware Hookup Guide

July 14, 2015

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

Photon Wearable Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Learn how to use the Photon Wearable Shield for your next projects!

Photon Battery Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

The Photon Battery Shield has everything your Photon needs to run off, charge, and monitor a LiPo battery. Read through this hookup guide to get started using it.

Photon Weather Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Create Internet-connected weather projects with the SparkFun Weather Shield for the Photon.

Photon IMU Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Learn how to use the SparkFun Photon IMU Shield for your Photon device which houses an on-board LSM9DS1 system-in-a-chip that houses a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer.

Photon OLED Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

The Photon OLED Shield has everything you need to add a small yet crisp OLED screen to your Photon projects. This hookup guide will show you how to get started.

Ardumoto Shield Kit Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Learn how to assemble and drive DC motors using the Ardumoto Shield.

Electric Imp Breakout Hookup Guide

June 25, 2015

An electric imp HUG! Provides an overview of the imp card and breakout. Both hardware and firmware subjects are covered.

Large Digit Driver Hookup Guide

June 25, 2015

Getting started guide for the Large Digit display driver board. This tutorial explains how to solder the module (backpack) onto the back of the large 7-segment LED display and run example code from an Arduino.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - ADC

June 25, 2015

A quick overview of the features of the ADC Block.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - PWM

June 22, 2015

A quick overview of the features of the PWM Block.

Getting Started with the Teensy

June 18, 2015

Basic intro to the Teensy line of products, with soldering and programming suggestions.

Teensy XBee Adapter Hookup Guide

June 18, 2015

Getting started with the Teensy 3.1 and XBee. Establishing a serial link.

Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter Hookup Guide

June 18, 2015

A basic introduction and assembly guide for the SparkFun Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter.

Load Cell Amplifier HX711 Breakout Hookup Guide

June 11, 2015

A hookup guide for the HX711 load cell amplifier breakout board

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.