Monitor your environment and log it to the cloud by building your own personal weather station! Or pull data from a server to check out the forecast in your area. Check out the following tutorials to start reading temperature, humidity, pressure, UV, ambient light, hazardous gases, water levels, wind speed and direction, soil moisture, TVOC, eCO2, and even lightning in your environment!
SparkFun Thing Plus - NINA-B306 Hookup Guide
March 23, 2023
A quick guide to get started using the SparkFun Thing Plus - NINA-B306. This Thing Plus is loaded with the Arm Cortex-M4 processor in the NINA-B306 along with on-board motion and environmental sensors in the ISM330DHCX 6DoF and BME280 pressure and temperature sensor.
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!
SparkFun Absolute Digital Barometer - LPS28DFW (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
December 8, 2022
Get started adding water-resistant pressure sensing using the SparkFun Absolute Digital Barometer - LPS28DFW (Qwiic) following this guide.
SparkFun Indoor Air Quality Sensor - ENS160 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
November 11, 2022
Is your air safe? Check your eCO2, TVOC, and AQI levels with the new SparkFun Indoor Air Quality Sensor - ENS160!
Qwiic Pressure Sensor (BMP581) Hookup Guide
July 14, 2022
Get started with the SparkFun Pressure Sensor - BMP581 (Qwiic) following this Hookup Guide
LoRaSerial Hookup Guide
June 14, 2022
Simple serial over LoRa!
Qwiic Pressure Sensor (BMP384) Hookup Guide
June 2, 2022
Get started with the SparkFun Pressure Sensor - BMP384 (Qwiic) following this guide.
Artemis Global Tracker Hookup Guide
December 9, 2021
The SparkFun Artemis Global Tracker combines the Artemis processor with an Iridium 9603N satellite transceiver, ZOE-M8Q GNSS transceiver, and MS8607 PHT sensor. With a clear view of the sky, this board allows you to send and receive short data messages from anywhere in the world including remote locations far beyond the reach of WiFi and GSM networks. Follow this guide to get started with the Artemis Global Tracker.
MicroMod Environmental Function Board Hookup Guide
November 11, 2021
The SparkFun MicroMod Environmental Function Board adds additional sensing options to the MicroMod Processor Boards. This function board includes three sensors to monitor air quality (SGP40), humidity & temperature (SHTC3), and CO2 concentrations (STC31) in your indoor environment. To make it even easier to use, all communication is over the MicroMod's I2C bus! In this tutorial, we will go over how to connect the board and read the sensors.
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).
MicroMod Weather Carrier Board Hookup Guide
January 14, 2021
A quick guide to help to create your own MicroMod weather station using the MicroMod Weather Carrier Board and Processor of your choice.
Qwiic Digital Indoor Thermometer
July 15, 2020
Qwiic-ly build a digital indoor thermometer to measure the ambient temperature of the room and display it using an OLED on an I2C bus!
How to Make a Magic Mirror with Raspberry Pi
June 17, 2020
Need a great project for your Raspberry Pi 4 kit? Use it to create a command center to display the weather, clock, your calendar, or even a news feed!
SparkFun Air Quality Sensor - SGP30 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
June 5, 2020
A hookup guide to get started with the SparkFun Air Quality Sensor - SGP30 (Qwiic).
SparkFun Environmental Sensor Breakout - BME68x (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
May 14, 2020
A hookup guide to get started with the BME68x Environmental Sensor from Bosch. Monitor the air quality, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure with this Qwiic sensor!
Wireless Remote Weather Station with micro:bit
May 11, 2020
Monitor the weather without being exposed to it through wireless communication between two micro:bits using the radio blocks! This is useful if your weather station is installed in a location that is difficult to retrieve data from the OpenLog. We will also explore a few different ways to send and receive data.
SparkFun Humidity Sensor Breakout - SHTC3 (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
May 7, 2020
A Hookup Guide to get started using the SHTC3 breakout.
Qwiic TMP117 High Precision Digital Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide
November 14, 2019
Add a high precision, digital temperature sensor to your projects using the TMP117 over the I2C!
SparkFun gator:UV Hookup Guide
September 5, 2019
The gator:UV is an I2C based UV sensor. This tutorial will get you started using the gator:UV with the micro:bit platform.
Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor (BME280) Hookup Guide
August 21, 2019
Measure temperature, humidity, barometric pressure with the SparkFun Atmospheric Sensor Breakout BME280 (Qwiic).
SparkFun AS3935 Lightning Detector Hookup Guide (v20)
July 25, 2019
Are you worried about the looming clouds in the distance, how far away is that storm exactly? Add lightning detection with the AS3935 to your next weather station or your next bike ride!
Qwiic Ambient Light Sensor (VEML6030) Hookup Guide
July 18, 2019
The VEML6030 is a high accuracy ambient light sensor with 16-bit resolution. This I2C sensor can detect light similar to the human eye response. Start detecting light levels in your environment!
SparkFun gator:particle Hookup Guide
June 13, 2019
The gator:particle is an I2C heart-rate monitor and pulse oximeter that can be used as a particle sensor. This tutorial will get you started using the gator:particle with the micro:bit platform.
SparkFun gator:soil Hookup Guide
June 13, 2019
The gator:soil is analog soil moisture sensor. This tutorial will get you started using the gator:soil with the micro:bit platform.
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