The SparkFun Tinker Kit (STK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. This latest version of the STK adds in the Qwiic functionality. Each SparkFun Tinker Kit includes everything you need to complete 11 circuits that will teach you how to blink an LED, read sensors, drive servos, and more. You don't need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit.
The online STK Experiment Guide (in the Documents section below) contains step-by-step instructions of how to connect each circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided and explained, and even includes troubleshooting tips in case something goes wrong.
The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for beginners ages 10 and up. This miniature version of the SIK will help prove that anyone can (and should) play around with cutting-edge electronics in a fun and playful way while not breaking the bank.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
- Circuit 1: Blink an LED
- Circuit 2: Potentiometer
- Circuit 3: Photoresistor
- Circuit 4: RGB Night-Light
- Circuit 5: Buzzer
- Circuit 6: Digital Trumpet
- Circuit 7: Simon Says Game
- Circuit 8: Servo Motors
- Circuit 9: Temperature Sensor
- Circuit 10: Motor Basics
- Circuit 11: Driving a Motor w/ Inputs