Spectacle Motion Kit

The Spectacle Motion Kit makes it easy to move and manipulate parts in your next project at the push of a button! The Motion Kit provides perhaps the easiest possible way to control servos in your button-controlled motion project. Inside each Spectacle Motion Kit you will find all the boards required to create a moving project (the Spectacle Director, Motion, and Button Boards), as well as all the accessories needed to get you hooked up and moving!

We have written an in-depth User’s Guide and Motion Kit Hookup Guide to help direct you through each step of setting up this and any kit in the Spectacle product line. You will be surprised by how easy and quick it is to make yourself into a Spectacle!


Spectacle is a product ecosystem centered around a simple idea: creative people shouldn’t have to learn new skills to use electronics in their projects. You’ve spent years developing the skills you use, and SparkFun wants to recognize that and help you expand your creations to include electronics without requiring you to spend years learning about electronics and programming.


Spectacle User's Guide Spectacle Programmer

Get Started with the Motion Kit

Spectacle Motion Kit Product Help and Resources

Spectacle Motion Kit Hookup Guide

May 4, 2017

All the information you need to use the Spectacle Motion Kit in one place.

Spectacle Button Board Hookup Guide

May 4, 2017

All the information you need to use the Spectacle Button Board in one place.

Spectacle User's Guide

May 4, 2017

The Spectacle system is designed to help those without electronics or programming experience integrate electronics into projects.

Spectacle Motion Board Hookup Guide

May 4, 2017

All the information you need to use the Spectacle Motion Kit in one place.

Spectacle Example: Super Mario Bros. Diorama

May 4, 2017

A study in building an animated diorama (with sound!) using Spectacle electronics.

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

1 Robotics

Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

1 Programming

Skill Level: Noob - Programming will be limited to basic drag and drop interfaces like ModKit or Scratch. You won't be writing code, but you will still need to understand some basics of interfacing with hardware. If you?re just using a sensor, it's output is analog.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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