Python is a programming language that lets you write code quickly and effectively. With a design philosophy that focuses on code readability, Python is easy to learn and use. Thanks to the advances in single board computers and powerful microcontrollers, Python can now be used to control hardware. Check out some of the tutorials below to get started graphing, charting and GUI design in Python.
Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi V2 Hookup Guide
December 29, 2022
Get started with the SGP40, BME280, VCNL4040, and microOLED via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Measure VOC Index, light, temperature, humidity, and pressure from the environment. Then display them on the microOLED, serial terminal, or the cloud with Cayenne!
RP2040 mikroBUS™ Development Board Hookup Guide
March 4, 2022
The RP2040 is the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Updated with the new mikroBUS™ socket, the RP2040 development board expands its horizons with a growing ecosystem of +1100 drop-in Click boards™. Click to learn more.
Sound Location with the Qwiic Sound Trigger and the u-blox ZED-F9x
February 28, 2022
Sound Location Part 2 with the Qwiic Sound Trigger and the u-blox ZED-F9x
February 28, 2022
Qwiic Distance Sensor (VL53L1X, VL53L4CD) Hookup Guide
February 10, 2022
The Qwiic Distance Sensor - VL53L1X is a time of flight sensor that is capable of several modes, as well as having a range of 4M. It's cousin VL53L4CD is also a time of flight sensor with similar characteristics but it has a range of about 1.3M. Let's hook it up and find out just how far away that thing over there is.
Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - AS6212 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
September 9, 2021
Get started measuring highly accurate temperatures at extremely low power with the AS6212 temperature sensor on the SparkFun Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - AS6212 (Qwiic).
Qwiic EEPROM Hookup Guide
July 29, 2021
Running out of memory? Don't forget to check out the Qwiic EEPROM!
Machine Learning @ Home Kit Hookup Guide
July 16, 2021
A living hookup guide with three different machine learning applications that will help you around the home as well as teach the basics of taking the examples of machine learning you find in the DLI Course and working towards deploying those projects beyond an example in Jupyter Notebooks!
Air Quality Sensor - SGP40 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
June 24, 2021
Get started measuring indoor air quality with the SparkFun Air Quality Sensor - SGP40 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide.
2D Barcode Scanner Breakout Hookup Guide
May 27, 2021
A quick Hookup Guide to get you started with the SparkFun 2D Barcode Scanner Breakout.
Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - KX13x (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
May 6, 2021
Get started measuring acceleration and vibration using the Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - KX134 (Qwiic) & KX132 (Qwiic) following this Hookup Guide.
Qwiic PIR Hookup Guide
March 25, 2021
Get started passively monitoring motion using the Panasonic EKMC and EKMB sensors with the SparkFun Qwiic PIR.
SparkFun PIR Breakout Hookup Guide
March 25, 2021
Get started with these Panasonic EKM-Series PIR breakouts following this Hookup Guide.
Qwiic SHIM Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide
February 16, 2021
Get started with the Serial LCD with RGB backlight and 9DoF IMU (ICM-20948) via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Take sensor readings and display them in the serial terminal or SerLCD.
MicroMod RP2040 Processor Board Hookup Guide
January 21, 2021
This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the MicroMod RP2040 Processor Board and highlights the features of the dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processors development board. Get started with the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation!
Pro Micro RP2040 Hookup Guide
January 21, 2021
This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the Pro Micro RP2040 and highlights the features of the dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processors development board. Get started with the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation!
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi GPIO and Physical Computing
January 20, 2021
This tutorial will teach you how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a full desktop computer and read in sensor data through the GPIO using SparkFun hardware.
SparkFun Qwiic 3-Axis Accelerometer (ADXL313) Hookup Guide
November 5, 2020
Let's get moving with the SparkFun Triple Axis Digital Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL313 (Qwiic), a low cost, low power, up to 13-bit resolution, 3-axis accelerometer with a 32-level FIFO stack capable of measuring up to ±4g. This hookup guide will get users started reading measurements from the ADXL313, by Analog Devices, with an Arduino microcontroller, Jetson Nano, or Raspberry Pi.
SparkFun Qwiic GPIO Hookup Guide
October 8, 2020
Add up to 8 extra I/O pins to your microcontroller with the SparkFun Qwiic GPIO. Get started with the Qwiic GPIO in this Hookup Guide.
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.
Jetson Nano + Sphero RVR Mash-up (PART 2)
July 29, 2020
We took two of our biggest robotics partnerships from the previous year and shazamed them together into one robot to rule them all!
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!).
SparkFun GPS-RTK Dead Reckoning ZED-F9R Hookup Guide
July 9, 2020
The u-blox ZED-F9R is a powerful GPS-RTK unit that uses a fusion of IMU, wheel ticks, a vehicle dynamics model, correction data, and GNSS measurements to provide highly accurate and continuous position for navigation in the difficult conditions. We will quickly get you set up using the Qwiic ecosystem through Arduino and Python so that you can start reading the output!
SparkFun Photodetector (MAX30101) Hookup Guide
June 25, 2020
The SparkFun Photodetector - MAX30101 (Qwiic) is the successor to the MAX30105 particle sensor, a highly sensitive optical sensor. This tutorial will get you started on retrieving the raw data from the MAX30101 sensor.
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