New Learning Materials with SIK v4.1

A new way to learn electronics and programming from the SparkFun Inventor's Kit!

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Last week, we released the newest version of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit, the v4.1. We made a choice to keep the physical changes to the SIK v4.1 minimal by swapping out out our SparkFun RedBoard with the SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic (to help provide an easy and effective way to learn past the projects provided with the kit with the SparkFun Qwiic Connect System), and a new Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (that reduces inconsistent "bouncy" data). One of the major new additions we have made to this SIK is a remarkably simple one: video tutorials taking you step-by-step through each project and circuit! You can follow along with our online Experiment Guide.

Project 1: Light

Each week we'll be releasing a new video guide covering the next step of your SIK journey culminating in your very own robotics platform. To make it even better, once we have covered each step found in the SIK Guide, we'll add a step that helps you go beyond what is found in the box using some Qwiic sensors and add-on boards!

Have you picked up your own SparkFun Inventor's Kit v4.1? Do you own a SparkFun Inventor's Kit v4.0 and want to upgrade without paying for a full new kit? Maybe you are an educator that needs to supply your class with a full set of SIKs for your students. Check out the options below for the SIK that best suits you!

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Bridge Pack - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Bridge Pack - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Lab Pack - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit Lab Pack - v4.1


SparkFun Inventor's Kit Guidebook - v4.1


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  • Member #134773 / about 3 years ago / 2

    Great video! I especially liked the "twin" talking about the driver -- that was cute!

    I envy the kids today that have these sort of "learning toys" available. They're so much better than what I had back in the mid-60s. (BTW, I grew up as a "crippled child", unable to walk until about age 15. I'm now retired from a successful career in electronics and computers.)

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