SparkFun Inventor’s Kit – v4.1


SparkFun Inventor’s Kit – v4.1


SKU: ARDK-009 - Mfg Part Number: KIT-15267


The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes everything you need to complete five overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected circuits that teach everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors. The final project is your very own autonomous robot!

Version 4.1 has been upgraded and includes the Redboard Qwiic which allows you to expand into the SparkFun Qwiic and Adafruit STEMMA QT ecosystem after you have completed the included projects in the SparkFun Inventors Kit. The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System and Adafruit STEMMA QT are an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled and STEMMA QT-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.

The full-color, spiral-bound SIK guidebook (included) contains step-by-step instructions with circuit diagrams and hookup tables for building each project and circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided, new concepts and components are explained at point of use, and troubleshooting tips offer assistance if something goes wrong. No previous programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit. Perfect for beginners!

Circuit Examples:

Project 1: Light

  • Circuit 1A: Blinking an LED
  • Circuit 1B: Potentiometer
  • Circuit 1C: Photoresistor
  • Circuit 1D: RGB Night-Light

Project 2: Sound

  • Circuit 2A: Buzzer
  • Circuit 2B: Digital Trumpet
  • Circuit 2C: “Simon Says” Game

Project 3: Motion

  • Circuit 3A: Servo Motors
  • Circuit 3B: Distance Sensor
  • Circuit 3C: Motion Alarm

Project 4: Display

  • Circuit 4A: LCD “Hello, World!”
  • Circuit 4B: Temperature Sensor
  • Circuit 4C: “DIY Who Am I?” Game

Project 5: Robot

  • Circuit 5A: Motor Basics
  • Circuit 5B: Remote-Controlled Robot
  • Circuit 5C: Autonomous Robot
Included Parts:
  • SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic
  • Arduino and Breadboard Holder
  • SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Guidebook
  • White Solderless Breadboard
  • Carrying Case
  • SparkFun Mini Screwdriver
  • 16×2 White-on-Black LCD (with headers)
  • SparkFun Motor Driver (with Headers)
  • Pair of Rubber Wheels
  • Pair of Hobby Gearmotors
  • Small Servo
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • TMP36 Temp Sensor
  • 6′ SparkFun USB Cable
  • Jumper Wires
  • Photocell
  • Tricolor LED
  • Red, Blue, Yellow and Green LEDs
  • Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Tactile Buttons
  • 10K Trimpot
  • Mini Power Switch
  • Piezo Speaker
  • AA Battery Holder
  • 330 and 10K Resistors
  • Binder Clip
  • Dual-Lock™ Fastener

  • Features

    • No soldering required!
    • Includes full color guidebook
    • 5 main projects, 16 interconnected circuits
    • Ideal for ages 10 and up
    • Handy carrying case
    • Example code included


    SIK Guide (PDF): SIK Printed Guidebook (PDF, 31.8MB)

    Online Experiment Guide: SparkFun Online Guide

    Drivers: CH340 Driver Guide

    Arduino IDE Software:

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