Qwiic Carrier Board Hookup Guide

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Introduction

The MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board can be used to rapidly prototype with other Qwiic devices; it is available in either a single or double mounting configuration. Just like other MicroMod Carrier Boards, users are free to develop with MicroMod Processor Board of their choice.

SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Single

SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Single

DEV-17723
$9.95
SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Double

SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Double

DEV-17724
$11.95

For a quick overview, check out our product video showcasing the MicroMod Qwiic carrier boards:

Required Materials

To get started, users will need a few of items listed below. (You may already have a some of these items; read through the guide and modify your cart accordingly.)

MicroMod Processor Board

Like other MicroMod Carrier Boards, a Processor Board is required for the product to operate. Users will need a Processor Board (of their choice) to attach to the MicroMod M.2 connector; since, one is not included with this product. Below, are few options:

SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

DEV-16401
$14.95
SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

WRL-16781
$16.95
SparkFun MicroMod nRF52840 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod nRF52840 Processor

WRL-16984
$19.95
SparkFun MicroMod Update Tool

SparkFun MicroMod Update Tool

DEV-17725
$4.95

Required Hardware

A Phillips screw driver is necessary to attach the Processor board to the Carrier Board. Additionally, a USB-C cable is needed to connect the Carrier Board to a computer.

USB 3.1 Cable A to C - 3 Foot

USB 3.1 Cable A to C - 3 Foot

CAB-14743
$4.95
3
SparkFun Mini Screwdriver

SparkFun Mini Screwdriver

TOL-09146
$0.95
3

Optional Hardware

To connect Qwiic breakout boards for your MicroMod project, Qwiic cables are required. Users can also attach the Qwiic devices with 4-40 screws or stacked them with standoffs.

SparkFun Qwiic Cable Kit

SparkFun Qwiic Cable Kit

KIT-15081
$7.95
12
Flexible Qwiic Cable - 100mm

Flexible Qwiic Cable - 100mm

PRT-17259
$1.50
Screw - Phillips Head (1/4", 4-40, 10 pack)

Screw - Phillips Head (1/4", 4-40, 10 pack)

PRT-10453
$1.50
Standoff - Metal Hex (4-40; 3/8"; 10 pack)

Standoff - Metal Hex (4-40; 3/8"; 10 pack)

PRT-10463
$3.95

A single-cell Lithium-ion battery can be connected to the Qwiic Carrier Board for portability.

Lithium Ion Battery - 1Ah

Lithium Ion Battery - 1Ah

PRT-13813
$9.95
7
Lithium Ion Battery - 2Ah

Lithium Ion Battery - 2Ah

PRT-13855
$12.95
7
Lithium Ion Battery - 400mAh

Lithium Ion Battery - 400mAh

PRT-13851
$4.95
9
Lithium Ion Battery - 110mAh

Lithium Ion Battery - 110mAh

PRT-13853
$4.95
2

To modify the jumpers, users will need soldering equipment and/or a knife.

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

TOL-09325
$8.95
7
Chip Quik No-Clean Flux Pen  - 10mL

Chip Quik No-Clean Flux Pen - 10mL

TOL-14579
$7.95
3
Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

TOL-14228
$44.95
2
Hobby Knife

Hobby Knife

TOL-09200
$2.95
2

Suggested Reading

The MicroMod ecosystem is a unique way to allow users to customize their project to their needs. The Qwiic connect system is a simple method for interfacing with I2C devices. Click on the banners below for more information on each system.

MicroMod Logo

Qwiic Logo

For users who aren't familiar with the following concepts, we also recommend reading the following tutorials before continuing.

Serial Communication

Asynchronous serial communication concepts: packets, signal levels, baud rates, UARTs and more!

I2C

An introduction to I2C, one of the main embedded communications protocols in use today.

Getting Started with MicroMod

Dive into the world of MicroMod - a compact interface to connect a microcontroller to various peripherals via the M.2 Connector!

Designing with MicroMod

This tutorial will walk you through the specs of the MicroMod processor and carrier board as well as the basics of incorporating the MicroMod form factor into your own PCB designs!

Installing an Arduino Library

How do I install a custom Arduino library? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino library using the Arduino Library Manager. For libraries not linked with the Arduino IDE, we will also go over manually installing an Arduino library.

Installing Arduino IDE

A step-by-step guide to installing and testing the Arduino software on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Installing Board Definitions in the Arduino IDE

How do I install a custom Arduino board/core? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino board definition using the Arduino Board Manager. We will also go over manually installing third-party cores, such as the board definitions required for many of the SparkFun development boards.