MIDI Shield Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

How to assemble the SparkFun MIDI Shield, plus several example projects.

MIDI Tutorial

October 8, 2015

Understanding the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

Making Music with the FreeSoC2

August 14, 2015

Create a synth keyboard with the FreeSoC2 from SparkFun.

Bare Conductive Musical Painting

May 5, 2015

Learn how to make a musical painting using the Bare Conductive Touch Board and Conductive Paint.

Rotary Switch Potentiometer Hookup Guide

April 30, 2015

How to use the Rotary Switch Potentiometer breakout board, with some sample applications.

MP3 Player Shield Hookup Guide V15

April 6, 2015

How to get your Arduino groovin' using the MP3 Player Shield.

SparkPunk Sequencer Theory and Applications Guide

August 14, 2014

Examine the inner workings of the SparkPunk Sequencer, then explore some modifications and alternate applications.

SparkPunk Sequencer Hookup Guide

August 14, 2014

How to assemble and use the SparkPunk Sequencer kit.

Hackers in Residence - The ElectricBone

June 25, 2014

Drum machines and keyboards have been the standard for making digital music, but how do you make electronic music if you're trained to play the trombone? One of our Hackers in Residence, Carlos Mello, took it upon himself to find a solution to that very question.

SparkPunk Hookup Guide

June 12, 2014

How to assemble and modify the SparkPunk Sound Generator kit.

WAV Trigger Hookup Guide V11

May 30, 2014

An introduction to being able to trigger music and sound effects based on buttons, sensors, or switches using the WAV Trigger board.

MiniGen Hookup Guide

May 22, 2014

Using the MiniGen, SparkFun's Arduino Pro Mini signal generator shield

Interactive Hanging LED Array

April 10, 2014

Learn how we converted 72 lightbulbs into an interactive LED array for our conference room.

Gram Piano Assembly Guide

March 20, 2014

A quick tutorial to show you how to assemble and use your Gram Piano.

Build an Auduino Step Sequencer

March 6, 2014

Make a Step Sequencer using an Arduino, the Auduino firmware, and a handful of hardware.

Sound Detector Hookup Guide

February 27, 2014

The Sound Detector is a microphone with a binary output. This guide explains how it works and how you can use it in your projects.

My Drunk Kitchen Apron

September 5, 2013

A fun project that uses the LilyPad MP3 trigger. This apron will dispense helpful kitchen advice and humor from the host of My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Harto!

RN-52 Bluetooth Hookup Guide

August 29, 2013

A hookup guide to get you started with the RN-52 Audio Bluetooth Module Breakout Board.

Si4707 Hookup Guide

May 29, 2013

Instructions on hooking up to and communicating with the Si4707 Weather Band Radio Breakout using an Arduino.

The Uncertain 7-Cube

March 8, 2013

The Uncertain 7-Cube is a non-committal, less-than-helpful, but also entirely honest fortune teller. Simply ask it a yes or no question, give it a nudge, and the 7-Cube will dutifully inform you that it doesn’t have all the facts and doesn’t feel comfortable making a guess.

Old Tutorials

Looking for the old, archived tutorials? Head on over to the archived tutorials on the main SparkFun site.
Please be aware that the tutorials you find there are no longer actively maintained.