SIK Experiment Guide for Arduino - V3.3

This Tutorial is Retired!

Please note that this tutorial is for the SparkFun Inventor's Kit version 3.3. If you have SIK version 4.0, check out the latest tutorial. Do you have the old v3.3 kit and want to upgrade to v4.0? Try getting the SIK bridge pack !

View the updated tutorial: SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.0

Contributors: HelloTechie, Toni_K
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Resources and Going Further

There are tons of sensors and shields you can hookup to an Arduino that will help take your projects to the next level. Here's some further reading that may help you along in learning more about the world of electronics.

For more inspiration and ideas for working with your SIK, check out these tutorials:

SIK Keyboard Instrument

We can use the parts and concepts in the SparkFun Invetor's Kit to make a primitive keyboard instrument.

Measuring Internal Resistance of Batteries

Classroom STEM activity that has students build a battery from a lemon, measure the open and closed circuit voltages, and determine the battery's internal resistance.

For more info on Arduino, check out these tutorials:

For more hardware related tutorials, give these a read:

We also have additional kits available that cover different microcontrollers, development environments, and robotics.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot


mbed Starter Kit

4 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView

12 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for LabVIEW

7 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon

15 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Intel® Edison

2 Retired

Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

41 Retired

Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit

9 Retired

Reference files are available here:

Thanks for following along!