Sensor Kit Resource Hub

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Suggested Skills

The Sensor Kit's sensors are a great entry-point for electronics beginners, but they do build on some assumed knowledge. Here are a few electrical engineering-specific tutorials you may want to check out before venturing further into the sensor depths.

What is a Circuit?

Every electrical project starts with a circuit. Don't know what a circuit is? We're here to help.

Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law

Learn about Ohm's Law, one of the most fundamental equations in all electrical engineering.

What is Electricity?

We can see electricity in action on our computers, lighting our houses, as lightning strikes in thunderstorms, but what is it? This is not an easy question, but this tutorial will shed some light on it!

Series and Parallel Circuits

An introduction into series and parallel circuits.

We'll be relying heavily on Arduino throughout these tutorials. New to the Arduino scene? We've got a lot of reading material for you!

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.

How to Use a Breadboard

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.

What is an Arduino?

What is this 'Arduino' thing anyway? This tutorials dives into what an Arduino is and along with Arduino projects and widgets.

Installing Arduino IDE

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

If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview. The latest kit provides a few Qwiic-enabled sensors.

Qwiic Connect System
Qwiic Connect System

One last biggie: If you've never soldered before, don't fret -- this is a great opportunity to get started! Check out our How to Solder - Through-Hole Soldering guide for tips, tricks, and a tutorial.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.