SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Genuino 101

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for the Genuino 101® board is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with embedded electronics using the Intel® Curie-based Genuino 101 board.

This SIK includes everything you need to complete 21 circuits that will teach you how to control and read the on-board and external sensors, control the Genuino 101 board through your phone, detect and analyze different sounds, and much more. Don’t worry; you won’t need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit. The philosophy behind this kit is that anyone can (and should) play around with cutting-edge electronics. After using this 101 SIK, you’ll have the know-how to start creating your own projects and experiments. From building robots and game controllers to IoT and data logging, the world will be your oyster.

The online Experiment Guide for the Genuino 101 board contains step-by-step instructions for how to connect each circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided and explained, and even includes troubleshooting tips if something goes wrong.

The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone comfortable reading code libraries and those looking for an alternative to the original SparkFun Inventor’s Kit.

Note: The Genuino 101 Inventor’s Kit is only available for customers in the countries detailed on this list. If you are located in the United States, be sure to check out the Arduino 101 or its SIK instead. Sorry, world!

Note: The Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and framework developed by Intel was scheduled to be open sourced in March 2016. It’s not possible to interface with it directly; only the Genuino core can do it via static mailboxes.

  • Experiment 1: Blinking an LED
  • Experiment 2: Reading a Potentiometer
  • Experiment 3: Driving and RGB LED
  • Experiment 4: Driving Multiple LEDs
  • Experiment 5: Reading a Button Press
  • Experiment 6: Reading an SPDT Switch
  • Experiment 7: Reading a Photoresistor
  • Experiment 8: Color Mixing with the RGB
  • Experiment 9: Reading a Temperature Sensor
  • Experiment 10: Driving a Servo Motor
  • Experiment 11: Using a Transistor
  • Experiment 12: Using the Motor Driver
  • Experiment 13: Motor Driver with Inputs
  • Experiment 14: Using a Piezo Buzzer
  • Experiment 15: Using the Sound Detector Board
  • Experiment 16: Using a Shift Register
  • Experiment 17: Using an LCD
  • Experiment 18: Reading the On-Board Accelerometer
  • Experiment 19: Tap Detection
  • Experiment 20: Using the On-Board Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • Experiment 21: Using the On-Board Bluetooth Low Energy (BLC)

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Genuino 101 Product Help and Resources

SIK Experiment Guide for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board (Chinese)

April 28, 2016

This guide contains all the information you will need to explore the 21 circuits of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board.

SIK Experiment Guide for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board

April 28, 2016

This guide contains all the information you will need to explore the 21 circuits of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board.

SIK Experiment Guide for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board (Spanish)

April 28, 2016

This guide contains all the information you will need to explore the 21 circuits of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board.

SIK Experiment Guide for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board (French)

April 28, 2016

This guide contains all the information you will need to explore the 21 circuits of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for the Arduino 101/Genuino 101 Board.

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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: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

1 DIY

Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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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.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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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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