OpenLog Hookup Guide
April 7, 2016
An introduction to working with the OpenLog data logger.
Qwiic OpenLog Hookup Guide
February 7, 2019
The updated Qwiic version of the OpenLog Hookup Guide
OpenLog Artemis Hookup Guide
August 20, 2020
How to use and re-program the OpenLog Artemis, an open source datalogger. The OLA comes preprogrammed to automatically log data. The OLA can also record serial data, analog voltages, or readings from external Qwiic-enabled I2C devices. Some of these Qwiic-enabled devices include GPS/GNSS modules, pressure, altitude, humidity, temperature, air quality, environment, distance, and weight sensors.
Single Cell LiPo Battery Care
March 16, 2023
This tutorial will go over how to safely charge, connect, disconnect, reinforcing the cables, and handle single cell LiPo batteries.
GNSS Receiver Breakout - MAX-M10S (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
September 1, 2022
Get started using the SparkFun GNSS Receiver Breakout - MAX-M10S (Qwiic), a ultra-low power, GNSS receiver module for your asset tracking needs!
SparkFun RTK Surveyor Hookup Guide
December 3, 2020
Learn how to use the enclosed RTK Surveyor product to achieve millimeter level geospatial coordinates.
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.
Beginner Parts Kit Identification Guide
March 22, 2019
The essential parts for beginning (or even experienced) hobbyists that gives you all of the basic through-hole components you will need to get started playing with embedded projects. We'll identify a few parts in the kit and provide a few basic circuits to get started!
LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide
May 1, 2014
How to charge your LiPo batteries with the USB LiPo charger. Plus how to modify your charger to set the charge current.
8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide
August 13, 2015
Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.
SparkFun Thing Plus Matter - MGM240P Hookup Guide
March 2, 2023
Get started with the SparkFun Thing Plus Matter - MGM240P with this Hookup Guide. This guide covers the hardware on this development board along with a quick intro to using the board with Silicon Labs' Simplicity Studio IDE.
Wireless Audio Bluetooth Adapter w/ BC127
December 14, 2017
Build a custom wireless audio Bluetooth adapter using BlueCreation's BC127 and add it to your old speaker system!
Qwiic Dynamic NFC/RFID Tag Hookup Guide
March 9, 2023
Add a configurable NFC/RFID tag to your Qwiic ecosystem by following this guide.
How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering
September 19, 2013
This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.
SparkFun RTK Facet Hookup Guide
December 16, 2021
Setup the RTK Facet in minutes to begin gathering millimeter level geospatial coordinates.
Fingerprint Scanner (GT-521Fxx) Hookup Guide
March 1, 2018
This tutorial provides information about how to connect to ADH-Tech's fingerprint scanner (GT-521F32) and how to use it with Hawley's FPS_GT511C3 library for Arduino.
Adjustable LiPo Charger Hookup Guide
September 28, 2017
The SparkFun Adjustable LiPo Charger is a single-cell lithium polymer (LiPo) and lithium ion battery charger. Because it’s adjustable, this charger will be able to safely charge all of our singe-cell batteries.
SparkFun Satellite Transceiver Kit - Swarm M138 Hookup Guide
December 1, 2022
A hookup guide for the SparkFun Satellite Transceiver - Swarm M138 (KIT-21287)
LTC4150 Coulomb Counter Hookup Guide
September 18, 2014
A "Coulomb Counter" is like a gas gauge for your battery. Here's how to use it.
How Lithium Polymer Batteries are Made
May 28, 2014
We got the opportunity to tour the Great Power Battery factory. Checkout how LiPos are made!
What is a Battery?
May 3, 2016
An overview of the inner workings of a battery and how it was invented.
LiPo Fuel Gauge (MAX1704X) Hookup Guide
February 23, 2023
Monitor your LiPo battery with the LiPo fuel gauge! In this tutorial, we will be using the MAX17043 and MAX17048 to monitor a single cell, LiPo battery over the Arduino Serial Monitor. We will also connect a display to view the output without the need to connect the microcontroller to a computer.
SparkFun GPS Breakout (ZOE-M8Q and SAM-M8Q) Hookup Guide
April 4, 2019
The SparkFun ZOE-M8Q and SAM-M8Q are two similarly powerful GPS units but with different project applications. We'll compare both chips before getting each up and running.
Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000 Hookup Guide
September 23, 2021
Get started with the Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000!
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