Power is one of the more fundamental concepts in electronics. Check out the following tutorials to reduce current consumption, toggle high power applications, monitor your battery, or charge your LiPo battery safely! Not sure the power requirements of your project? Try checking out the tutorial on how to power your project for some considerations.
Single Cell LiPo Battery Care
March 16, 2023
This tutorial will go over how to safely charge, connect, disconnect, reinforcing the cables, and handle single cell LiPo batteries.
LiPo Fuel Gauge (MAX1704X) Hookup Guide
February 23, 2023
Monitor your LiPo battery with the LiPo fuel gauge! In this tutorial, we will be using the MAX17043 and MAX17048 to monitor a single cell, LiPo battery over the Arduino Serial Monitor. We will also connect a display to view the output without the need to connect the microcontroller to a computer.
IoT RedBoard ESP32 Development Board Hookup Guide
August 18, 2022
Delve into the functionality-rich world of the IoT RedBoard ESP32 Development Board!
Thing Plus Dual-Port Logging Shield Hookup Guide
June 16, 2022
This tutorial shows you how to hook up and use the SparkFun Thing Plus Dual-Port Logging Shield.
Getting Started with the MyoWare® 2.0 Muscle Sensor Ecosystem
April 1, 2022
The MyoWare® 2.0 Muscle Sensor, an Arduino-compatible, all-in-one electromyography (EMG) sensor from Advancer Technologies. In this tutorial, we will go over the features and related shields to connect the sensor to a muscle group.
MicroMod Ethernet Function Board - W5500 Hookup Guide
March 10, 2022
Add Ethernet and PoE capabilities to your MicroMod project using the Ethernet Function Board - W5500.
smôl Power Board LiPo Hookup Guide
October 21, 2021
Small in size, small on current draw. It's a smôl world! This guide will get you up and running with the smôl Power Board LiPo.
smôl Power Board AAA Hookup Guide
October 21, 2021
Small in size, small on current draw. It's a smôl world! This guide will get you up and running with the smôl Power Board AAA.
Dialog ULP WiFi DA16200 R3 Shield Hookup Guide
October 7, 2021
Add WiFi to your project with this hookup guide for our Dialog's Ultra Low Power DA16200 R3 shield!
Buck Regulator Hookup Guide
August 5, 2021
Get started with SparkFun's newest Buck Regulator Boards - the BabyBuck and the Buck!
SparkFun RTK Express Hookup Guide
June 21, 2021
Learn how to use the enclosed RTK Express product to achieve millimeter level geospatial coordinates.
SparkFun RTK Surveyor Hookup Guide
December 3, 2020
Learn how to use the enclosed RTK Surveyor product to achieve millimeter level geospatial coordinates.
SparkFun Qwiic Dual Solid State Relay Hookup Guide
September 24, 2020
A Hookup Guide to get you started with the SparkFun Qwiic Dual Solid State Relay.
SparkFun Qwiic Quad Solid State Relay Kit Hookup Guide
July 16, 2020
A Hookup Guide to get you started with the SparkFun Qwiic Quad Solid State Relay Kit (say that five times fast!).
Understanding Thermal Resistance
May 14, 2020
Discussing what thermal resistance is, how it’s used for thermal management, and how to maximize the life of your project.
SparkFun Qwiic Thermocouple Hookup Guide
March 12, 2020
Learn how to hook up your Qwiic Thermocouple Amplifier.
Power Delivery Board - USB-C (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
February 13, 2020
This guide will go over how to use the USB Type-C Power Delivery Board.
Secure DIY Garage Door Opener
January 16, 2020
Did you know that most garage doors are at risk of a roll jam attack? Here we make a DIY garage door remote-control system that is much more secure than most commercial-ready products using the latest in ECC cryptography.
ATX Power Connector (4-Pin) Breakout Hookup Guide
October 10, 2019
Do you need to power a project with 12V and 5V from one wall adapter? The ATX power connector breaks out the standard 4-pin computer peripheral port for your 12V and 5V devices!
Fuse Breakout Board Hookup Guide
October 3, 2019
Protect your project by adding a fuse in your circuit to save it from molten destruction.
Hookup Guide for the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis
August 28, 2019
Get started with the RedBoard Artemis - all the functionality of the SparkFun Artemis module wrapped in the familiar Uno R3 footprint
Hookup Guide for the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis Nano
August 28, 2019
Get started with the powerful RedBoard Artemis Nano
Hookup Guide for the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis ATP
August 28, 2019
Get started with the RedBoard Artemis ATP - all the functionality of the SparkFun Artemis module wrapped in the Mega Arduino Footprint
TPL5110 Nano Power Timer Hookup Guide
June 6, 2019
The TPL5110 Nano Power Timer is ideal for applications that require low power, and especially those projects that are running off of a LiPo battery. The Nano Power Timer will turn on your project after the set amount of time, continuously.
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