SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Teensy Hookup Guide
The SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Teensy and SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Teensy Extended provide an easy-to-assemble way to add the SparkFun Qwiic ecosystem to Teensy development boards. Both of these shields connect the I2C bus (GND, 3.3V, SDA, and SCL) on your Teensy to four SparkFun Qwiic connectors. The Qwiic ecosystem allows for easy daisy chaining so, as long as your devices are on different addresses, you can connect as many Qwiic devices as you'd like.
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need a Teensy development board with either the "standard" or "extended" form factor. Here are is a collection of the compatible boards. Note, some of them come with headers pre-populated, so keep that in mind when considering which headers to populate on your shield.
The Qwiic Shield includes a set of stackable headers to fit the Teensy footprint but you may also need some headers to solder to your Teensy. Or if you would prefer to use another header type for your shield assembly we've listed a few options below:
You will need some of our Qwiic cables to connect your devices to the shield. Below are a few options:
Lastly, if you want to use a non-Qwiic I2C device, these adapters help to convert it to a Qwiic connector:
You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories to solder the header pins to the Qwiic shields:
If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview:
|Qwiic Connect System|
We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren't familiar with them: