OpenLog Hookup Guide

Contributors: Nate, Toni_K
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Heads up! This tutorial is for the Open Log for serial UART [ DEV-13712 ]. If you are using the Qwiic OpenLog for I2C [ DEV-15164 ], please refer to the Qwiic OpenLog Hookup Guide.

The OpenLog Data Logger is a simple-to-use, open-source solution for logging serial data from your projects. The OpenLog provides a simple serial interface to log data from a project to a microSD card.

SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog with Headers

SparkFun OpenLog with Headers

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Materials Required

In order to fully work through this tutorial, you will need the following parts. 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.

Recommended Reading

If you are not familiar or comfortable with the following concepts, we recommend reading through these before continuing on with the OpenLog Hookup Guide.

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