Tutorials

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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.
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OpenPIR Hookup Guide

April 27, 2017

How to use and customize the SparkFun OpenPIR motion sensor.
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Introduction to Operational Amplifiers with LTSpice

April 18, 2017

Picking up where we left off in "Getting Started with LTSpice," we delve a little deeper into LTSpice through an introduction of Operational Amplifiers.
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Ardumoto Kit Hookup Guide

April 14, 2017

Learn how to assemble and drive DC motors using the v2.0 Ardumoto Shield.
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THAT InGenuis and OutSmarts Breakout Hookup Guide

March 30, 2017

Learn about the benefits of balanced signal transmission, and how to apply the THAT InGenius and OutSmarts breakouts.
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Building a Safe Cracking Robot

March 29, 2017

How to crack an unknown safe in under an hour.

Getting Started With the micro:bit

March 21, 2017

The micro:bit is a compact, powerful programming tool that requires no software installation. Read on to learn how to use it YOUR way!

SIK Experiment Guide for Arduino - V3.3

March 20, 2017

The SparkFun Inventor's Guide is your map for navigating the waters of beginning embedded electronics. This guide contains all the information you will need to explore the 16 circuits of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for the RedBoard or Arduino Uno R3.

TeensyView Hookup Guide

March 16, 2017

A guide to using the TeensyView OLED board to display text and graphics.

Roshamglo Hookup Guide

March 13, 2017

This tutorial provides everything you need to know to get started with the Roshamglo badge.

Hack Your Roshamglo Badge

March 12, 2017

Learn how to customize and program your Roshamglo badge.

Roshamglo Project: TV-B-Gone

March 12, 2017

Turn your Roshamglo board into a (nearly) universal TV power button.

Bark Back Interactive Pet Monitor

March 8, 2017

Monitor and interact with pets through this dog bark detector project based on the Raspberry Pi!

Photon Weather Shield Hookup Guide V11

March 2, 2017

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

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.

Getting Started with LTspice

March 1, 2017

LTspice is a high performance SPICE simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with an impressive library of passive devices. Over 1000 models are included in the download but you can also add third party models.

RFID Basics

February 23, 2017

An overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

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!

Tsunami Hookup Guide

February 16, 2017

Hit the ground running with Tsunami, the Super Wav Trigger.

How to Install an ATtiny Bootloader With Virtual USB

February 14, 2017

With this, you will be able to upload Arduino sketches directly to the ATtiny84 over USB without needing to use a programming device (such as another Arduino or FTDI chip).

Serial Basic Hookup Guide

February 9, 2017

Get connected quickly with this Serial to USB adapter.

TMP102 Digital Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

February 2, 2017

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

SparkFun USB UART Breakout (CY7C65213) Hookup Guide

February 2, 2017

How to use SparkFun's advanced USB UART breakout, based on the Cypress CY7C65213.

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.