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SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus

The SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus provides an easy-to-assemble way to add the SparkFun Qwiic connect ecosystem to any development board with the Thing Plus Footprint. The Thing Plus footprint is also compatible with the Feather Footprint so you can use this shield with any Arduino development board that uses the Thing Plus or Feather Footprints! It connects the I2C bus (GND, 3.3V, SDA, and SCL) on your Thing Plus to four SparkFun Qwiic connectors. The Qwiic ecosystem allows for easy daisy chaining so, as long as your devices are on different addresses, you can connect as many Qwiic devices as you'd like.

This jumper is a little different than our normal I2C pull up jumpers as it is open by default. The jumper only needs to be closed if your slave device does not have pull up resistors. Essentially all SparkFun I2C breakouts come with pull up resistors on them so if you are using a Qwiic I2C device or another SparkFun I2C device, you can most likely leave it open.

All that is needed to get started using the Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus is to solder your chosen headers to the shield and, if necessary, to your Thing Plus or Feather board. Take care to match the markings on the Qwiic Shield to the appropriate pins on your Thing to avoid shorting anything out and possibly damaging your boards.


The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C 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. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.


  • Thing Plus and Feather Footprint Compatible
  • 4x Qwiic Connection Ports
  • I2C Jumper
  • 3.3V and GND Buses

SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus Product Help and Resources

SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus Hookup Guide

January 30, 2020

A short guide for assembling and using the SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus.

Core Skill: Soldering

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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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