SparkFun Electric Imp Breakout

If you aren't familiar with the Electric Imp, it essentially provides an easy, integrated way to connect almost any hardware device both to other devices and to internet services. The SparkFun Electric Imp Breakout Board allows you to explore the capabilities of the Imp by providing standard 0.1" headers to solder to as well as the necessary CryptAuthEE IC to identify your prototype to the Imp Cloud service!

This is just the development board, so you'll need to buy the Imp separately, check the related items below!

Note: If you want to use the mini-USB or battery inputs for power, you will need to populate the 3-pin jumper and set it to either 'BAT' or 'USB'. Otherwise, you can just simply power the board using VIN and GND without the use of a jumper.

SparkFun Electric Imp Breakout Product Help and Resources

Wireless Arduino Programming with Electric Imp

February 24, 2014

Reprogram your Arduino from anywhere in the world using the Tomatoless Boots wireless bootloader with the Electric Imp.

Electric Imp Breakout Hookup Guide

June 25, 2015

An electric imp HUG! Provides an overview of the imp card and breakout. Both hardware and firmware subjects are covered.

Arduino Wireless Communication via the Electric Imp

April 8, 2014

How to communicate between an Electric Imp and Arduino using serial.


Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • Member #413349 / about 8 years ago / 1

    I have been looking and looking for the SD card slot. I see from the IMP site that they're either using Proconn or 4uconn but cannot actually find the part for sale. Any help? I'd like to design my own board for fun.

  • 8r13n / about 9 years ago / 1

    Can I use this with LiPo batteries?

  • ME heat o nator / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is an easy board to tack to a sensor and ping data to the cloud.

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Nice to have one of those

Nice, sleek product. Performing as expected.