Beginner Parts Kit Identification Guide

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Resources and Going Further

Looking for other great essentials for your parts box or tools? Check out some of these other great kits and books!

SparkFun Capacitor Kit

SparkFun Capacitor Kit

SparkFun Discrete Semiconductor Kit

SparkFun Discrete Semiconductor Kit

SparkFun Beginner Tool Kit

SparkFun Beginner Tool Kit

Power Resistor Kit - 10W (25 pack)

Power Resistor Kit - 10W (25 pack)


Timer, OpAmp & Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects


Need some inspiration to start prototyping? Try looking at the following tutorials for ideas!

Variable Load Hookup Guide - Revised

This tutorial will show you how to assemble and use SparkFun's Variable Load board. It can be used to test stability of the power supply under various loads, battery lifetime, safety cutoffs, and other design elements of power supplies under test.

Single Supply Logic Level Converter Hookup Guide

The Single Supply Logic Converter allows you to bi-directionally translate signals from a 5V or 3.3V microcontroller without the need for a second power supply! The board provides an output for both 5V and 3.3V to power your sensors. It is equipped with a PTH resistor footprint for the option to adjust the voltage regulator on the low side of the TXB0104 for 2.5V or 1.8V devices.

Raspberry Pi 4 Kit Hookup Guide

Guide for hooking up your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B basic, desktop, or hardware starter kit together.

RedBoard Plus Hookup Guide

This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the RedBoard Plus. This tutorial also covers how to get started blinking an LED and using the Qwiic system.

LED Light Bar Hookup

A quick overview of SparkFun's LED light bars, and some examples to show how to hook them up.

Boss Alarm

Build a Boss Alarm that alerts you of anyone walking into your office and automatically changes your computer screen.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.0

The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) Experiment Guide contains all of the information needed to build all five projects, encompassing 16 circuits, in the latest version of the kit, v4.0a.

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