SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.1

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Resources and Going Further

Reference files and tutorials for the SIK are available here:


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.

If you have a RedBoard Qwiic, you can also connect to several I2C sensors and boards.

Qwiic Keypad Hookup Guide

If you are tired of taking up GPIO pins, wiring a bunch of pull up resistors, and using firmware that scans the keys taking up valuable processing time... check out the new Qwiic Keypad.

SparkFun Pro nRF52840 Mini Hookup Guide

A hardware overview and hookup guide for the SparkFun Pro nRF52840 Mini -- a breakout for Nordic's impossibly cool Bluetooth/ARM Cortex M4 SoC.

Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

Get started with the CCS811, BME280, VCNL4040, and microOLED via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Take sensor readings from the enviroment and display them on the microOLED, serial terminal, or the cloud with Cayenne!
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SparkFun AS3935 Lightning Detector Hookup Guide (v20)

Are you worried about the looming clouds in the distance, how far away is that storm exactly? Add lightning detection with the AS3935 to your next weather station or your next bike ride!

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 - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

KIT-15267
$99.95
SparkFun JetBot AI Kit Powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano

SparkFun JetBot AI Kit Powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano

KIT-15365
$274.95
SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.0

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.0

KIT-14265
$99.95
20
SparkFun micro:climate kit for micro:bit

SparkFun micro:climate kit for micro:bit

KIT-15301
$117.95
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