Tutorials

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Sending Sensor Data over LoRa

November 4, 2022

This tutorial will show you how setup a simple peer-to-peer connection to send and receive sensor data using LoRa.

I2C

July 8, 2013

An introduction to I2C, one of the main embedded communications protocols in use today.

Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

January 14, 2013

SPI is commonly used to connect microcontrollers to peripherals such as sensors, shift registers, and SD cards.

Qwiic Speaker Amp (TPA2016D2) Hookup Guide

September 29, 2022

The SparkFun Qwiic Speaker Amp includes the Texas Instruments TPA2016D2 stereo, filter-free class-D audio power amplifier. This tutorial will help you get started and configure the amplifer settings using an Arduino microcontroller.

Micro OLED Breakout Hookup Guide

October 30, 2014

Learn how to hook up the Micro OLED breakout to an Arduino. Then draw pixels, shapes, text and bitmaps all over it!

Machine Learning @ Home Kit Hookup Guide

July 16, 2021

A living hookup guide with three different machine learning applications that will help you around the home as well as teach the basics of taking the examples of machine learning you find in the DLI Course and working towards deploying those projects beyond an example in Jupyter Notebooks!

MicroMod Main Board Hookup Guide

November 11, 2021

The MicroMod Main Board - Single and Double are specialized carrier boards that allow you to interface a Processor Board with a Function Board(s). The modular system allows you to add an additional feature(s) to a Processor Board with the help of a Function Board(s). In this tutorial, we will focus on the basic functionality of the Main Board - Single and Main Board - Double.
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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!

SparkFun ProDriver Hookup Guide

September 3, 2020

The SparkFun ProDriver utilizes Toshiba's TC78H670FTG stepper motor driver and with the latch pin connections, this new board is easier to get started with than the "Easy" Drivers. To get started, follow this hookup guide and you will be spinning stepper motors, in no time.

Measuring Height with Atmospheric Pressure

September 29, 2022

Measure height using atmospheric pressure with your Qwiic MicroPressure breakout board!

Tsunami Super WAV Trigger Hookup Guide

August 25, 2021

This guide will get users started with the Qwiic Tsunami. We'll start by putting *.wav files and a configuration file on a microSD card, pop it into the Qwiic Tsunami, then trigger sounds across multiple outputs.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.1

August 8, 2019

The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) Experiment Guide contains all of the information needed to build all five projects, encompassing 16 circuits, in the latest version of the kit, v4.1.

MicroMod Teensy Processor Hookup Guide

July 1, 2021

Add the processing power and versatility of the Teensy to your MicroMod project following this guide for the SparkFun MicroMod Teensy Processor.

Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000 Hookup Guide

September 23, 2021

Get started with the Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000!

Artemis Development with the Arduino IDE

September 10, 2020

This is an in-depth guide on developing in the Arduino IDE for the Artemis module and any Artemis microcontroller development board. Inside, users will find setup instructions and simple examples from blinking an LED and taking ADC measurements; to more complex features like BLE and I2C.

GNSS Correction Data Receiver (NEO-D9S) Hookup Guide

October 27, 2022

Add GNSS correction data to your high precision GNSS (HPG) receiver with the u-blox NEO-D9S! This tutorial will get you started with the ZED-F9P, NEO-D9S, and the ESP32 IoT RedBoard.

SX1509 I/O Expander Breakout Hookup Guide

September 24, 2015

Learn how you can use the SX1509 to control 16 LEDs or up to 64 buttons with just two pins.

Using SparkFun Edge Board with Ambiq Apollo3 SDK

March 28, 2019

We will demonstrate how to get started with your SparkFun Edge Board by setting up the toolchain on your computer, examining an example program, and using the serial uploader tool to flash the chip.

Qwiic Scale Hookup Guide

April 11, 2019

Create your own digital scale quickly and easily using the Qwiic Scale!

SparkFun expLoRaBLE Hookup Guide

February 4, 2021

Check out our latest LoRaWAN development board with Bluetooth capabilities! With this guide, we'll get you passing data to The Things Network in no time.

SAMD21 Mini/Dev Breakout Hookup Guide

November 12, 2015

An introduction to the Atmel ATSAMD21G18 microprocessor and our Mini and Pro R3 breakout boards. Level up your Arduino-skills with the powerful ARM Cortex M0+ processor.

Getting Started with the Artemis Development Kit

September 10, 2020

This guide covers the general design of the board, the installation of the recommended software used to program the Artemis DK, and some basic examples. For more advanced functionalities, we have separate software development guides for the AmbiqSDK, Arm® Mbed™ OS, and the Arduino IDE platforms that users can reference.

Getting Started with Load Cells

June 11, 2015

A tutorial defining what a load cell is and how to use one.

Old Tutorials

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