SparkFun LED Array (8x7) Hookup Guide

March 10, 2016

Getting started with the Charlieplexed 8x7 LED array.

PicoBuck Hookup Guide V12

February 18, 2016

The PicoBuck board is a high-efficiency three-channel constant-current LED driver.

Interactive Smart Mirror

February 8, 2016

Build a smart mirror that displays weather data using the Intel® Edison.

Using an LCD on the Edison

February 8, 2016

How to connect an LCD controlled by an ILI9341 driver to the Intel® Edison.

Button Pad Hookup Guide

January 7, 2016

An introduction to matrix scanning, using the SparkFun 4x4 Button Pad.

Photon OLED Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

The Photon OLED Shield has everything you need to add a small yet crisp OLED screen to your Photon projects. This hookup guide will show you how to get started.

Large Digit Driver Hookup Guide

June 25, 2015

Getting started guide for the Large Digit display driver board. This tutorial explains how to solder the module (backpack) onto the back of the large 7-segment LED display and run example code from an Arduino.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - OLED Block

February 13, 2015

A quick overview of the features of the OLED Block for the Edison.

Alphanumeric GPS Wall Clock

January 26, 2015

This is a GPS controlled clock - a clock you truly never have to set! Using GPS and some formulas, we figure out what day of the week and if we are in or out of daylight savings time.

Micro OLED Breakout Hookup Guide

October 30, 2014

Learn how to hook up the Micro OLED breakout to an Arduino. Then draw pixels, shapes, text and bitmaps all over it!

RGB Panel Jumbotron

August 5, 2014

This tutorial will show you how to combine a webcam, a 32x32 RGB LED panel, and a Teensy 3.1 to stream video from the webcam, pixelate it, and display it on the LED panel - LIVE.


April 24, 2014

Fear the dark no longer with this ELastoLite nightlight.

Interactive Hanging LED Array

April 10, 2014

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

MYST Linking Book

March 18, 2014

Create your own Linking Book from the classic computer game, MYST

Bubble Display Hookup Guide

March 7, 2014

Need a small, cheap, and easy display? These bubble displays are what you've been looking for. Learn how to use them in this hookup guide.

Das Blinken Top Hat

January 22, 2014

A top hat decked out with LED strips makes for a heck of a wedding gift.

Reaction Timer

January 16, 2014

Demonstrate mental chronometry with this simple reaction timer!

Dot/Bar Display Driver Hookup Guide

January 16, 2014

How to hook up the LM3914 or LM3916 to drive a 10-LED display with a lone analog signal.

Vernier Photogate

January 7, 2014

Vernier Photogate Timer -- using the Serial Enabled LCD Kit.

Quick Illuminated Boxes

December 16, 2013

A quick tutorial to show you how to add LEDs to gift or holiday bags or boxes.

RGB Panel Hookup Guide

December 12, 2013

Make bright, colorful displays using the 32x32 and 32x16 RGB LED panels. This hookup guide shows how to hook up these panels and control them with an Arduino.

Graphic LCD Hookup Guide

November 18, 2013

How to add some flashy graphics to your project with a 84x48 monochrome graphic LCD.

ELastoLite Hookup Guide

November 14, 2013

Everything you need to setup a circuit using ELastoLite super flexible EL Panels from Oryon Technologies.

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.