SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board Hookup Guide

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Introduction

Introducing the SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board! This nifty little board works with all SparkFun MicroMod processors so you can create your own display with one of a multitude of processors.

The carrier board includes 6 APA102 Addressable LEDs, 6 Input Buttons, Onboard Voltage Regulation, 2.4" TFT Display Screen, IO Connector, and a Buzzer. In addition, there's a microSD card slot to store and read data.

Let's dive in and see what we can do!

SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board

SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board

DEV-16985
$59.95
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Required Materials

Like all of our MicroMod Carrier Boards, there is no processor included but instead you can plug in a processor board of your choice to the MicroMod M.2 connector on the carrier. Below are a few options to choose for your processor:

SparkFun MicroMod SAMD51 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod SAMD51 Processor

DEV-16791
$18.95
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SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor

WRL-16781
$16.95
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SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

DEV-16401
$14.95

You'll also need a USB-C cable to connect the Carrier to your computer and if you want to add some Qwiic breakouts to your MicroMod project you'll want at least one Qwiic cable to connect it all together. Below are some options for both of those cables:

SparkFun Qwiic Cable Kit

SparkFun Qwiic Cable Kit

KIT-15081
$8.95
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Reversible USB A to C Cable - 2m

Reversible USB A to C Cable - 2m

CAB-15424
$8.95
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USB 3.1 Cable A to C - 3 Foot

USB 3.1 Cable A to C - 3 Foot

CAB-14743
$5.50
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Along with a processor and the pertinent cables and accessories, if you want to take full advantage of the features of the Input and Display Carrier Board, you will need a microSD card:

microSD Card - 16GB (Class 10)

COM-15051

Suggested Reading

The SparkFun MicroMod ecosystem is a unique way to allow users to customize their project to their needs. Do you want to send your data via a wireless signal (eg. Bluetooth or WiFi)? There's a MicroMod processor for that. Looking to instead maximize efficiency and processing power? You guessed it, there's a MicroMod processor for that. If you are not familiar with the MicroMod system, take a look here:

MicroMod Logo
MicroMod Ecosystem

We also recommend taking a look through the following tutorials if you are not familiar with the concepts covered in them:

Getting Started with MicroMod

Dive into the world of MicroMod - a compact interface to connect a microcontroller to various peripherals via the M.2 Connector!

Designing with MicroMod

This tutorial will walk you through the specs of the MicroMod processor and carrier board as well as the basics of incorporating the MicroMod form factor into your own PCB designs!

MicroMod ESP32 Processor Board Hookup Guide

A short hookup guide to get started with the SparkFun MicroMod ESP32 Processor Board.