Spectacle Light Kit

The Spectacle Light Kit makes it easy to illuminate your next project at the push of a button! The Light Kit provides a simple, straightforward way to incorporate exact control over lighting in your next or current project. Inside each Spectacle Light Kit you will find all the boards required to create a lighting project (the Spectacle Director, Light, and Button Boards), as well as all the accessories needed to get you hooked up and shining!

We have written an in-depth User’s Guide and Light 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.


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Spectacle Light Kit Product Help and Resources

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 Light Kit Hookup Guide

May 4, 2017

All the information you need to use the Spectacle Light 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 Light Board Hookup Guide

May 4, 2017

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

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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bad results and poor documentation for the Spectacle IDE

tried for hours to get spectacle to communicate with the director board. Volume issues may have been a problem but sometimes it worked so I am not so sure. I dont like the fact that the code can be broken by simply telling the lights to stay on for a little time longer than the initial example. Seems very user unfriendly and the lack of documentation or links to the code don’t help.