Sensors

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Getting Started with Walabot

February 15, 2018

See through walls, track objects, monitor breathing patterns, and more using the power of radio frequency with the Walabot! In this tutorial, we will explore Walabot’s features using the Software Demo Kit (SDK) on Windows and the Application Programming Interface (API) on Linux-based distributions for embedded projects.
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AT42QT101X Capacitive Touch Breakout Hookup Guide

January 25, 2018

Learn how to use the simple SparkFun AT42QT1010 and AT42QT1011 capacitive touch breakout boards.

LilyPad Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

January 23, 2018

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

Qwiic Human Presence Sensor (AK9753) Hookup Guide

January 18, 2018

How to get started with your Qwiic enabled AK9753 Human Presence Sensor.

H3LIS331DL Accelerometer Breakout Hookup Guide

December 21, 2017

Hookup guide and library usage details for the triple axis accelerometer H3LIS331DL high-g accelerometer.

LilyPad Safety Scarf

November 21, 2017

This scarf is embedded with a ribbon of LEDs that illuminate when it gets dark out, making yourself more visible to vehicle and other pedestrians.

ESP32 Thing Motion Shield Hookup Guide

November 16, 2017

Getting started with the ESP32 Thing Motion Shield to detect movements using the on-board LSM9DS1 IMU and adding a GPS receiver. Data can be easily logged by adding an microSD card to the slot.

SparkFun GPS Breakout - XA1110 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide

October 19, 2017

Figure out where in the world you are with the Qwiic SparkFun GPS Breakout - XA1110.

AS726X NIR/VIS Spectral Sensor Hookup Guide

October 19, 2017

It's now easier than ever to measure and characterize how different materials absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light. The AS726X spectral sensors allow you to detect wavelengths in the visible range (VIS) and near infrared range (NIR)!

Fingerprint Scanner Hookup Guide

September 15, 2017

This tutorial provides information about how to connect to ADH-Tech's fingerprint scanner and how to use it with Hawley's FPS_GT511C3 library for Arduino.

APDS-9301 Sensor Hookup Guide

September 14, 2017

The APDS-9301 sensor is an I2C connected luminosity sensor which returns measurements in lux.

CCS811/BME280 (Qwiic) Environmental Combo Breakout Hookup Guide

September 8, 2017

Sense various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, eCO2 and tVOCs with the CCS811 and BME280 combo breakout board.

Weather Meter Hookup Guide

July 20, 2017

How to assemble your very own weather meter!

ESP32 Environment Sensor Shield Hookup Guide

July 6, 2017

SparkFun's ESP32 Environment Sensor Shield provides sensors and hookups for monitoring environmental conditions. This tutorial will show you how to connect your sensor suite to the Internet and post weather data online.

LIDAR-Lite v3 Hookup Guide

July 3, 2017

A tutorial for connecting the Garmin LIDAR-Lite v3 to an Arduino to measure distance.

ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor SMD Hookup Guide

June 1, 2017

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

ACS712 Low Current Sensor Hookup Guide

May 17, 2017

Learn how to measure the current consumption of your project using the ACS712 Low Current Sensor.

CCS811 Air Quality Breakout Hookup Guide

April 27, 2017

This tutorial shows you how to get data from a CCS811 breakout board with the I2C interface.

OpenPIR Hookup Guide

April 27, 2017

How to use and customize the SparkFun OpenPIR motion sensor.

Arduino Weather Shield Hookup Guide V12

March 2, 2017

Read humidity, pressure and luminosity quickly and easily. Add wind speed, direction and rain gauge for full weather station capabilities.

Photon Weather Shield Hookup Guide V11

March 2, 2017

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

Simultaneous RFID Tag Reader Hookup Guide

February 23, 2017

A basic guide to getting started with the RFID Tag Reader breakout and how to read and write multiple RFID tags over multiple feet!

TMP102 Digital Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

February 2, 2017

How to connect and use the SparkFun Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - TMP102 with an Arduino.

MEMS Microphone Hookup Guide

January 27, 2017

Get started with the SparkFun MEMES Microphone breakout board.

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.