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The SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

The SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic is your development platform. At its roots, the RedBoard is essentially a small, portable computer also known as a microcontroller. You can program it to accept inputs such as the push of a button or a reading from a light sensor and interpret that information to control various outputs like blinking a light like an LED or spinning an electric motor. That’s where the term “physical computing” comes in; this board can take the world of electronics and relate it to the physical world in a real and tangible way.

The SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic is one of a multitude of development boards based on the ATmega328 microprocessor. It has 14 digital input/output pins (six of which can be pulse-width modulation outputs; also referred to as PWM), six analog inputs, a 16MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, a reset button and a Qwiic connector for connecting other Qwiic devices. You’ll learn more about each of these features as you progress through this guide.

Check out the guide below to learn more about the SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic.

RedBoard Qwiic Hookup Guide

January 10, 2019

This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the RedBoard Qwiic. This tutorial also covers how to get started blinking an LED and using the Qwiic system.

If you'd like to learn more about the Qwiic System, we recommend reading here for an overview:

Qwiic Connect System