This type of tutorial shows people how to get a specific product hooked up and working.


Shapeoko Assembly Guide

November 20, 2015

A guide for attaching the Stepoko Add-on kit to a Shapeoko Mechanical kit.

LilyPad Light Sensor Hookup Guide

November 19, 2015

How to hook up the LilyPad Light Sensor as well as some project ideas and example code.

SAMD21 Mini/Dev Breakout Hookup Guide

November 12, 2015

An introduction to the Atmel ATSAMD21G18 microprocessor and our Mini and Pro R3 breakout boards. Level up your Arduino-skills with the powerful ARM Cortex M0+ processor.

MAX31855K Thermocouple Breakout Hookup Guide

November 5, 2015

Learn how to take readings with a k-type thermocouple using the MAX31855K cold-junction-compensated k-type thermocouple-to-digital converter.

LilyPad Reed Switch Hookup guide

November 5, 2015

A guide to using the LilyPad Reed Switch breakout in your projects.

ESP8266 Thing Development Board Hookup Guide

November 5, 2015

An overview of SparkFun's ESP8266 Thing Development Board - a development board for the Internet of...Things. This tutorial explains the circuitry driving the board, and how to get it up and running in an Arduino environment.

MLX90614 IR Thermometer Hookup Guide

October 29, 2015

How to use the MLX90614 or our SparkFun IR Thermometer Evaluation Board to take temperatures remotely, over short distances.

Preassembled 40-pin Pi Wedge Hookup Guide

October 29, 2015

Using the Preassembled Pi Wedge to prototype with the Raspberry Pi B+.

Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit Hookup Guide

October 29, 2015

Guide for getting going with the Raspberry Pi 2 starter kit

Touch Potentiometer Hookup Guide

October 22, 2015

Learn how to use the SparkFun Touch Potentiometer to control lighting, volume or other inputs in your daily life.

SparkFun BME280 Breakout Hookup Guide

October 22, 2015

A guide for connecting the BEM280 sensor to a microcontroller, and for using the Sparkfun Arduino library.

SparkFun Line Follower Array Hookup Guide

October 15, 2015

Learn how to connect the RedBot Line Following Sensor Bar to an arduino type microcontroller. Use the example sketches to read data from the bar, and try out a simple line following algorithm.

CAN-Bus Shield Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

A basic introduction to working with the CAN-Bus shield.

LSM303C 6DoF Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

A basic guide to get started with the LSM303C 6 Degrees of Freedom Breakout.

MIDI Shield Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

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

SX1509 I/O Expander Breakout Hookup Guide

September 24, 2015

Learn how you can use the SX1509 to control 16 LEDs or up to 64 buttons with just two pins.


September 23, 2015

This tutorial shows users how to solder their SparkFun interactive badges as well as put them to use in other projects.

SHT15 Humidity and Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

September 17, 2015

The SHT15 Humidity and Temperature sensor is an easy to use, digital, temperature and humidity sensor all in one tiny package.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon Experiment Guide

September 3, 2015

Dive into the world of the Internet of Things with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon.

Photon RedBoard Hookup Guide

August 27, 2015

Your guide to commissioning, tinkering, and programming the SparkFun Photon RedBoard.

Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Add some tunes to your project with the Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Breakout.

8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.

LSM6DS3 Breakout Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A hookup guide for the LSM6DS3, which features a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and FIFO buffer.

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.