SparkFun Sensor Kit

Do you have a good understanding of various sensors or need a variety of them for a project? This kit includes a sensor for just about every job. With everything included in this kit, you'll be able to sense acceleration, distance, compass heading, vibration, humidity, movement, ambient light, temperature, and more! These are our favorite sensors from each category.

This new version of the kit has updated the MMA8452Q breakout with the newest revision! Check out the Includes section below for a complete list of what is included in this kit.

This huge assortment of sensors makes an amazing gift for that very special electronics geek; they won't be able to thank you enough!

SparkFun Sensor Kit Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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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.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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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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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #636763 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Hi, Can these sensors be connected directly to the arduino,without using resistances or the protoboard?

    • Member #691522 / about 9 years ago / 1

      It is recommended that you calculate how many voltages needed for said devices and place resistors accordingly, otherwise you risk serious damage. I recommend that you take a small lesson in basic electricity before attempting to create a device it will greatly reduce risk of damage and, or cost, that can greatly setback your project. Google "Ohms law" or "basic electricity" for this information. But you must do the math before putting together any project.

  • Member #574804 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Why this kit have not one comment and be top product. This good or no? My wife teach children circuitos they all very smart. Mi estudy auto mech when they no have many circuitos. Now no like auto circuitos. My wife make me electric circuito tools for my job from old part we find. I see the look in eye when she read this. i ask she want she say no I know she want. Still I no see this be top product. I no make circuito but I not stupid. The circuito here much money people no talk but it top, Someone please tell me if it be top product not only say so.

    • M-Short / about 10 years ago / 1

      This is one of our top products. But its a lot of different sensors we sell. Most of our comments are questions about how to use a product so most comments will be on the pages for each sensor.

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