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.

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.

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.

micro:bit v2 Go Bundle

micro:bit v2 Go Bundle

SparkFun JetBot AI Kit v3.0 Powered by Jetson Nano

SparkFun JetBot AI Kit v3.0 Powered by Jetson Nano


Alchitry Au FPGA Kit

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1


Reference files are available here:

Thanks for following along!