Tutorials

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RFID Basics

February 23, 2017

An overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
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Simultaneous RFID Tag Reader Hookup Guide

February 23, 2017

A basic guide to getting started with the RFID Tag Reader breakout and how to read and write multiple RFID tags over multiple feet!
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Tsunami Hookup Guide

February 16, 2017

Hit the ground running with Tsunami, the Super Wav Trigger.
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How to Install an ATtiny Bootloader With Virtual USB

February 14, 2017

With this, you will be able to upload Arduino sketches directly to the ATtiny84 over USB without needing to use a programming device (such as another Arduino or FTDI chip).
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Serial Basic Hookup Guide

February 9, 2017

Get connected quickly with this Serial to USB adapter.
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TMP102 Digital Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

February 2, 2017

How to connect and use the SparkFun Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - TMP102 with an Arduino.
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SparkFun USB UART Breakout (CY7C65213) Hookup Guide

February 2, 2017

How to use SparkFun's advanced USB UART breakout, based on the Cypress CY7C65213.
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MEMS Microphone Hookup Guide

January 27, 2017

Get started with the SparkFun MEMES Microphone breakout board.

Haptic Motor Driver Hook Up Guide

January 19, 2017

Good vibes only. Getting started with the Haptic Motor Driver.

Wireless Joystick Hookup Guide

January 5, 2017

A hookup guide for the SparkFun Wireless Joystick Kit.

LIS3DH Hookup Guide

December 29, 2016

A guide to connecting the LIS3DH to a microcontroller and using the Arduino library.

Lessons in Algorithms

December 21, 2016

Learn techniques on how to use Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters and other data-processing tools to turn data into information.

LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

December 17, 2016

Learn how to use conductive thread with LilyPad components.

Powering LilyPad LED Projects

December 17, 2016

Learn how to calculate how many LEDs your LilyPad project can power and how long it will last.

LilyMini ProtoSnap Hookup Guide

December 17, 2016

Explore the LilyPad LilyMini ProtoSnap and learn how to use it.

Night-Light Pennant with LilyMini ProtoSnap

December 16, 2016

Use the pre-programmed LilyMini ProtoSnap to make an interactive pennant that reacts to ambient light levels.

Glowing Pin

December 16, 2016

Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, battery holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.

Light-Up Plush

December 16, 2016

Craft a light-up plush with LilyPad LEDs controlled by pressing a button and sliding a switch in the creature's hands.

Illuminated Mask

December 16, 2016

Use LilyPad LEDs, a switched battery holder, and coin cell battery to make a fun light up mask for your next costume party.

Mini GPS Shield Hookup Guide

December 15, 2016

A hookup guide for the SparkFun Mini GPS Shield.

MicroView Hookup Guide

December 15, 2016

A quick tutorial to get you up and running with your MicroView Development Board.

Logging Data to Google Sheets with the Tessel 2

December 12, 2016

This project covers how to log data to Google Sheets two ways: using IFTTT with a web connection or a USB pen drive and "sneakernet" without.

HIH-4030 Humidity Sensor Hookup Guide

December 6, 2016

Measure relative humidity with SparkFun's HIH-4030 Humidity Sensor Breakout.

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.