SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.0
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Resources and Going Further
Note: If you are refilling parts used in v4.0, experimenting with more projects, or simply referring to v3.3 to incorporate older parts that used to be included in the SparkFun Inventor's Kit, check out the following.
SparkFun Inventor's Kit Guidebook - V3.3BOK-13971
SparkFun Inventor's Kit Add-On Pack - v4.0KIT-14310
The SparkFun Arduino Inventor's GuideBOK-14326
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.
Sensor Kit Resource Hub
An overview of each component in the SparkFun Sensor Kit, plus links to tutorials and other resources you'll need to hook them up.
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.
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:
- Arduino Resources and Curriculum
- Arduino Comparison Guide
- Arduino Shields
- Installing Arduino
- Installing an Arduino Library
- Arduino Data Types
For more hardware related tutorials, give these a read:
We also have additional kits available that cover different microcontrollers, development environments, and robotics.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer KitDEV-22098
SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1KIT-15267
Reference files are available here:
- Example code on GitHub
- Fritzing diagrams on GitHub
- PDF version of the Guide - 25.9 MB
- SIK Projects code on GitHub
Thanks for following along!