Sensors

9DoF Razor IMU M0 Hookup Guide

December 1, 2016

How to use and re-program the 9DoF Razor IMU M0, a combination of ATSAMD21 ARM Cortex-M0 microprocessor and MPU-9250 9DoF-in-a-chip.

9DoF Sensor Stick Hookup Guide

August 25, 2016

How to connect and use the SparkFun 9 Degrees of Freedom Sensor Stick with an Arduino

Accelerometer Basics

March 28, 2013

A quick introduction to accelerometers, how they work, and why they're used.

AD8232 Heart Rate Monitor Hookup Guide

July 17, 2014

Learn how to create your very own heart rate monitor.

ADXL337 and ADXL377 Accelerometer Hookup Guide

July 17, 2014

How to get started using both the ADXL337 and ADXL377 3-axis accelerometers with analog outputs.

ADXL345 Hookup Guide

September 13, 2016

Get started with the ADXL345 Accelerometer.

APDS-9301 Sensor Hookup Guide

September 14, 2017

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

APDS-9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor Hookup Guide

November 6, 2014

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

Are You Okay? Widget

May 23, 2014

Use an Electric Imp and accelerometer to create an "Are You OK" widget. A cozy piece of technology your friend or loved one can nudge to let you know they're OK from half-a-world away.

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)!

AT42QT101X Capacitive Touch Breakout Hookup Guide

January 25, 2018

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

BadgerHack: Sensor Add-On Kit

February 16, 2016

Turn your Badger or Redstick into a temperature and soil moisture sensing display with the BadgerHack Sensor Add-On Kit

Blynk Board Washer/Dryer Alarm

March 31, 2016

How to configure the Blynk Board and app to notify you when your washer or dryer is done shaking.

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.

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.

Creating a Humidor Control Box

March 13, 2013

Because some of our boards need to be re-humidified after reflow, we decided to make our own humidor. This tutorial will focus on how to model a project in 3D and then fabricate it using a CNC routing machine.

Current Sensor Breakout (ACS723) Hookup Guide

June 21, 2018

Learn how to measure the current consumption of your project using the ACS723 Current Sensor.

Electret Mic Breakout Board Hookup Guide

June 23, 2016

An introduction to working with the Electret Mic Breakout Board.

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.

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.

Fingerprint Scanner (GT-521Fxx) Hookup Guide

March 1, 2018

This tutorial provides information about how to connect to ADH-Tech's fingerprint scanner (GT-521F32) and how to use it with Hawley's FPS_GT511C3 library for Arduino.

Flex Sensor Hookup Guide

May 5, 2016

An overview of the flex sensor - a bendable variable resistor. Plus, example circuits and Arduino code to get you started!

FLIR Lepton Hookup Guide

March 26, 2015

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

Old Tutorials

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