Sensors

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Edison Experiment Guide

December 17, 2015

Learn how to harness the power of the Intel® Edison using JavaScript to post data to the cloud, control electronics from smartphones, and host web pages that interact with circuits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

LSM303C 6DoF Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

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

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.

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.

LSM9DS1 Breakout Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A hookup guide for the LSM9DS1, which features a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer. It's an IMU-in-a-chip!

MPU-9150 Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

A basic guide to get started with the MPU-9150 9 Degrees of Freedom Breakout.

Soil Moisture Sensor Hookup Guide

July 23, 2015

A quick hookup guide and project to get you started with the Soil Moisture Sensor from SparkFun.

ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor Hookup Guide

July 9, 2015

How to connect and use the SparkFun ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor with an Arduino.

Photon Weather Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Create Internet-connected weather projects with the SparkFun Weather Shield for the Photon.

Photon IMU Shield Hookup Guide

July 2, 2015

Learn how to use the SparkFun Photon IMU Shield for your Photon device which houses an on-board LSM9DS1 system-in-a-chip that houses a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer.

Getting Started with Load Cells

June 11, 2015

A tutorial defining what a load cell is and how to use one.

FLIR Lepton Hookup Guide

March 26, 2015

See the invisible world of infrared radiation using the FLIR Dev Kit and Raspberry Pi.

Wake-on-Shake Hookup Guide

March 13, 2015

A basic hookup guide for getting started with the SparkFun Wake-on-Shake.

VL6180 Hookup Guide

February 12, 2015

Get started with your VL6180 based sensor or the VL6180 breakout board.

APDS-9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor Hookup Guide

November 6, 2014

Getting started guide for the Avago APDS-9960 color, proximity, and gesture sensor.

Using AT&T's M2X With the CC3000

September 2, 2014

A set of tutorials and examples to show how to connect an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X data streams. We show how to post, fetch, and delete data. The final lesson is controlling an LED from an M2X stream.

Hackers in Residence - Cosmic Ray Detector

August 11, 2014

Learn how to detect cosmic rays with this simple and cheap detector, built by Hacker in Residence Pete Marchetto.

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.