The SparkFun Tinker Kit (STK) is a comprehensive solution for beginners to get started with Arduino programming and hardware interaction. This latest version of the STK comes with Qwiic functionality, enhancing its usability. The kit includes everything required to complete 11 different circuits, teaching you how to blink an LED, read sensors, drive servos, and much more. No prior programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit, making it perfect for beginners aged 10 and up.
The STK Experiment Guide, available in the Documents section, provides step-by-step instructions for connecting each circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided and explained, including troubleshooting tips for any issues that may arise.
The SparkFun Tinker Kit requires no soldering, making it user-friendly for beginners. It's a miniature version of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK), designed to demonstrate that anyone can engage with cutting-edge electronics in a fun, playful, and affordable way.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2
C 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, reducing the amount of required PCB space. The polarized connections mean you can’t connect it incorrectly.
The SparkFun Tinker Kit includes a range of components, such as the SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic, a SparkFun Motor Driver with headers, a self-adhesive white breadboard, a sub-micro size servo, a pair of 200 RPM hobby gearmotors, a TMP36 temperature sensor, a mini photocell, a Pizeo speaker, a reversible USB A to reversible Micro-B cable (0.8m), a pack of 30 7" M/M 30 AWG jumper wires, an RGB diffused common cathode LED, red, blue, yellow, and green LEDs and buttons, a mini power switch, a 10K Trimpot, a 4xAA to barrel jack connector battery holder, and 330 and 10K resistors.
The kit offers a wide range of circuit examples, including blinking an LED, using a potentiometer, using a photoresistor, creating an RGB night-light, using a buzzer, creating a digital trumpet, playing a Simon Says game, using servo motors, using a temperature sensor, understanding motor basics, and driving a motor with inputs.
With the SparkFun Tinker Kit, you have a complete hands-on learning package that's not only educational but also fun.