MicroMod Main Board Hookup Guide

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Contributors: bboyho, Elias The Sparkiest
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Introduction

The MicroMod Main Board - Single and Double are specialized carrier boards that allow you to interface a Processor Board with a Function Board(s). The modular system allows you to add an additional feature(s) to a Processor Board with the help of a Function Board(s).

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

DEV-18575
$14.95
SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Double

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Double

DEV-18576
$17.95

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials at a minimum. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Reversible USB A to C Cable - 2m

Reversible USB A to C Cable - 2m

CAB-15424
$8.95
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SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

DEV-18575
$14.95
Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

TOL-12891
$4.50
5
SparkFun MicroMod Environmental Function Board

SparkFun MicroMod Environmental Function Board

SEN-18632
$149.95
SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

DEV-16401
$14.95
microSD Card - 1GB (Class 4)

microSD Card - 1GB (Class 4)

COM-15107
$5.50
SparkFun MicroMod WiFi Function Board - ESP32

SparkFun MicroMod WiFi Function Board - ESP32

WRL-18430
$14.95

MicroMod Main Board

To hold the processor and function boards, you will need one Main board. Depending on your application, you may choose to have either one or two function boards.

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Single

DEV-18575
$14.95
SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Double

SparkFun MicroMod Main Board - Double

DEV-18576
$17.95

MicroMod Processor Board

There are a variety of MicroMod Processor Boards available to choose from. You will probably want to avoid having the same Processor and Function Board since there is an ESP32 on both types of boards.

SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

WRL-16781
$16.95
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SparkFun MicroMod nRF52840 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod nRF52840 Processor

WRL-16984
$21.50
SparkFun MicroMod RP2040 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod RP2040 Processor

DEV-17720
$12.95
SparkFun MicroMod Alorium Sno M2 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Alorium Sno M2 Processor

DEV-18030
$49.95

MicroMod Function Board

To add additional functionality to your Processor Board, you'll want to include one or two function boards when connecting them to the Main Board. Make sure to check out the catalog for other function boards.

SparkFun MicroMod Environmental Function Board

SparkFun MicroMod Environmental Function Board

SEN-18632
$149.95
SparkFun MicroMod WiFi Function Board - ESP32

SparkFun MicroMod WiFi Function Board - ESP32

WRL-18430
$14.95

Tools

You will need a screw driver to secure the Processor and Function boards. To set the charge rate, you will need a precision screw driver (or a tiny, rounded object). The pocket screwdriver set is an excellent option. For users using a microSD card and want to easily read the contents of the memory card, you will need a microSD card adapter or USB reader.

microSD USB Reader

microSD USB Reader

COM-13004
$5.50
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SparkFun Mini Screwdriver

SparkFun Mini Screwdriver

TOL-09146
$1.05
3
Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

TOL-12891
$4.50
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Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the MicroMod ecosystem, we recommend reading here for an overview. We recommend reading here for an overview if you decide to take advantage of the Qwiic connector.

MicroMod Logo Qwiic Connect System
MicroMod EcosystemQwiic Connect System

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we also recommend checking out a few of these tutorials before continuing. Make sure to check the respective hookup guides for your processor board and function board to ensure that you are installing the correct USB-to-serial converter. You may also need to follow additional instructions that are not outlined in this tutorial to install the appropriate software.

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