SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.0

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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.

Light-Seeking Robot

We use parts from the SparkFun Inventor's Kit v4.0 to create a light-seeking robot that mimics the behavior of single-celled organisms.

Clap On Lamp

Modify a simple desk lamp to respond to a double clap (or other sharp noise) using parts from the SparkFun Inventor's Kit v4.0.

Endless Runner Game

We make a simple side-scrolling endless runner game using parts from the SparkFun Inventor's Kit v4.0.

Or check out these blog posts for ideas:


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

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot

ROB-12649
$125.95
23
Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

KIT-13826
$91.95
41
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon

KIT-13320
$119.95
14
SparkFun mbed Starter Kit

SparkFun mbed Starter Kit

KIT-14458
$154.95

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView

KIT-13205
12 Retired

Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit

KIT-13847
9 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Intel® Edison

KIT-13742
2 Retired

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for LabVIEW

KIT-13271
7 Retired

Reference files are available here:

Thanks for following along!