Shields

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MicroSD Shield and SD Breakout Hookup Guide

March 25, 2015

Adding external storage in the form of an SD or microSD card can be a great addition to any project. Learn how in this hookup guide for the microSD shield and SD breakout boards.
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Spectrum Shield Hookup Guide

March 24, 2015

Want your project to react to music? Then the SparkFun Spectrum Shield is the product for you! Get going in no time with this Hookup Guide.
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GPS Shield Hookup Guide

March 9, 2015

This tutorial shows how to get started with the SparkFun GPS Shield and read and parse NMEA data with a common GPS receiver.

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.

MiniGen Hookup Guide

May 22, 2014

Using the MiniGen, SparkFun's Arduino Pro Mini signal generator shield

BeagleBone Black Proto Cape Hookup Guide

May 22, 2014

Learn how to get started making your own capes for the BeaglBone Black using the BeagleBone Proto Cape.

Mini FET Shield Hookup Guide

May 1, 2014

Learn how to hookup and use the FET shield for Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V. With this shield, you can control much larger loads such as motors or large LED strips without straining your Arduino's power.

CC3000 Hookup Guide

April 3, 2014

Getting started guide for the CC3000 shield and breakout board.

WiFly Shield Hookup Guide

February 4, 2014

How to get the WiFly Shield up and running.

MP3 Player Shield Hookup

January 13, 2014

How to get your Arduino groovin' using the MP3 Player Shield.

Ardumoto Shield Hookup Guide

January 13, 2014

Learn how to assemble and drive DC motors using the Ardumoto Shield.

Weather Shield Hookup Guide

December 5, 2013

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

Arduino Shields

August 6, 2013

All things Arduino Shields. What they are and how to assemble them.

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Please be aware that the tutorials you find there are no longer actively maintained.