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How to Solder - Through-hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

Are you new to electronics and soldering? Have you soldered before but need a refresher? Do you solder all day everyday but still feel you could use a few tips and tricks? This tutorial with cover everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

How to Solder - Castellated Mounting Holes

May 12, 2015

Tutorial showing how to solder castellated holes (or castellations). This might come in handy if you need to solder a module or PCB to another PCB. These castellations are becoming popular with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth modules.

Large Solderable Breadboard Hookup Guide

February 27, 2014

This breadboard has a couple of tricks up it's sleeve!

Electronics Assembly

March 1, 2013

How SparkFun assembles SMD electronics.

Hackers in Residence - Cosmic Ray Detector

August 11, 2014

Learn how to detect cosmic rays with this simple and cheap detector, built by Hacker in Residence Pete Marchetto.


September 11, 2015

This tutorial shows users how to solder their SparkFun interactive badges as well as put them to use in other projects.

Hackers In Residence - The Tethered Quad

September 18, 2013

Our first-ever "Hackers in Residence" Tara Tiger Brown and Sean Bonner created a quadcopter that stays tethered to the ground. Here's how they did it!

Simon Tilts Assembly Guide

December 3, 2013

This tutorial will guide you through assembling your Simon Tilts PTH Kit.

Binary Blaster Assembly Guide

March 13, 2014

Learn how to assemble and play the Binary Blaster Game from SparkFun Electronics.

Gram Piano Assembly Guide

March 20, 2014

A quick tutorial to show you how to assemble and use your Gram Piano.

Getting Started with the Teensy

June 18, 2015

Basic intro to the Teensy line of products, with soldering and programming suggestions.

SparkPunk Sequencer Hookup Guide

August 14, 2014

How to assemble and use the SparkPunk Sequencer kit.

SparkPunk Hookup Guide

June 12, 2014

How to assemble and modify the SparkPunk Sound Generator kit.

Uh-Oh Battery Level Indicator Hookup Guide

April 9, 2014

Learn how to assemble and use the Uh-Oh Battery Level Indicator Kit.

Hacking Your Maker Faire Badge

September 18, 2014

How to hook-up, program, and modify your Maker Faire Badge for electronic fun.

Light Up Silk Flower Corsage

April 20, 2015

Combine a silk flower with a built-in RGB LED and some LilyPad Switches to create a customizable accessory.

Constant Innovation in Quality Control

December 11, 2013

In this article, we share our recent advancements in quality control. Every new product we design and manufacture here at SparkFun gets a custom testing apparatus that is designed and built in house. Along with making our tests more thorough, we have also made them more efficient and robust.

Large Digit Driver Hookup Guide

June 25, 2015

Getting started guide for the Large Digit display driver board. This tutorial explains how to solder the module (backpack) onto the back of the large 7-segment LED display and run example code from an Arduino.

8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.

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Archived Tutorials 32 found

Solder Paste Stenciling

How to apply solder paste with a $35 stencil.

Beginning Embedded Electronics - 6

The basics of through hole soldering.

Learn to Solder: BigTime Quickstart and Assembly Guide

Need help assembling your Learn to Solder: BigTime Watch Kit? This tutorial gives a quick rundown of everything you'll need to know to put it together. Once your BigTime is assembled you can show it off to all your friends.

SMD How To - 1

The basic tools and setup for surface mount soldering.

ProtoShield Quickstart Guide

The Quickstart Guide for the Arduino ProtoShield will provide a rundown of what the shield does, what it's used for, and some examples applications. It will then lead you on to assembly of the shield and beyond.

Simon Says Retail Tutorial

No matter what flavor of the Simon Says Through-hole Soldering Kit you've purchased, this tutorial is here to guide you through the entire build process.

Mr. Roboto Quickstart Guide

Hone both your soldering and programming skills with Mr. Roboto.

Testing LEDs with fast-switching tweezers

This tutorial will guide you through how to make your very own set of "fast-switching tweezers". What are these? They are a tool that we use here at SparkFun to more easily and quickly test bare LEDs. Sure, you can use a multimeter or a battery, but when you're handling thousands of LEDs and you need to quickly verify color, any amount of efficiency gain is worth the effort!! Best of all, these can light up an LED connected with either polarity.

History Museum

A trip down memory lane with a box full of prototypes collected over the years. Learn what not to do from what we screwed up.

Robot Building!

A simplistic approach to getting a two-wheel robot to move across the floor. Oh, and chasing my cat.

Reflow Toaster

Attempting to reflow PCBs with a toaster oven.

SMD How To - 8

A breakdown of hot-air rework and lots of video examples.

LED Laden Bike Helmet

Curious about how to integrate LEDs into your project? Check this out - I was tired of forgetting my bike light at home, this tutorial dives into LED wiring basics while adding lighting to my bike helmet.

Playing WAV Files with a DAC

A step-by-step guide to playing audio data from a SD card using an Arduino.

HAB - The Balloon, Enclosure, Helium, and Cut-Down

These are the basics about the balloon we used, the enclosure of the payload, and the cut-down and parachute mechanisms to try to get the payload back safely.

Mixed Signal Costume

She's always sending me mixed signals. Checkout this twist on a stoplight costume using MOSFETs, XBee, and plenty of blinking LEDs.

Ganged Programming with AVR ISP MKIIs

Using batch files and AVR MKII programmers, this tutorial will show you how to program multiple micro-controllers at the same time. Although it this method requires a bit more desk space, it does offer an affordable alternative to the traditional "all-in-one" ganged programming devices.

LiPo Battery Care

Some tips and tricks on how to re-enforce, label, and charge the ever popular Lithium Polymer batteries.

LED Starter Kit Retail

How to get blinking with the LED starter kit.

Beginner Parts Kit

A introduction to all of the parts included in the Beginner Parts Kit. Also included are a few quick circuits to quickly make something with your new toys.

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Blog 186 found

Solder of the Ages

November 1, 2010 26

Building your latest satellite with old solder? You might want to think it over.

The Slap Method for Solder Rework

February 9, 2012 58

Dust of your karate skills for this solder removal tip!

Small Soldering Classes at Port City Makerspace

February 12, 2015 0

Soldering together a robot solder badge and a WeevilEye kit.

Make Your Own Solder Paste Stencils

October 30, 2012 3

With a few pieces of machinery, you can make your very own solder paste stencils to aid in surface-mount soldering.

All New Products

July 27, 2009 4

Like the title says: All New Products

Counterfeit Parts

October 9, 2008 21

Non-technical people writing about planes falling out of the sky.

Learn to Solder

December 22, 2010 39

Check out our beginning soldering video!

Solder Class and New Projects and Products

September 21, 2009 8

New ST micro LPR530AL dual axis gyro breakout boards, and ADXL345 evaluation board with Arduino/FAT32 combo, soldering class on Sept. 30th, smart card socket, and a powerful new GS407 GPS receiver module.

Soldering Workshop at Craftsbury Public Library

February 9, 2015 0

Learning the art of soldering at Craftsbury Public Library!

Post Free-Day Saturday New Product Post

January 15, 2011 63

Now that Free-Day is over we have to get back to the normal grind. Here are the new products for this week.

Solder Competition Reminder!

March 8, 2012 18

Better starting honing your soldering skills!

Can Soldering Help Therapy Patients?

November 4, 2014 21

Dr. Kristi Pikiewicz discusses introducing some of her therapy clients to soldering as a way to calm and focus themselves. Yet another reason to involve kids in DIY projects?

Soldering Stenciling Class Reminder

November 14, 2011 15

We have a solder stenciling class coming up this week!

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Resources 8 found

How to Solder Comic

February 6, 2014

This comic describes how to do plated through hole soldering in an easy to understand visual format.

Soldering, PTH

Lindsay Craig February 6, 2014

These are some materials to help you teach Plated Through Hole Soldering.

SMD Soldering

Lindsay Craig February 6, 2014

Presentation about surface mount device (SMD) soldering.

Giant Soldering

Lindsay Craig February 6, 2014

Instructions on how to create a giant prop soldering iron to demonstrate PTH and SMD soldering techniques to large groups.

Five Days of Prototyping

February 6, 2014

Resources covering a five day course, including everything from schematics and PCV layout to programming, wireless and GPS.

Surface Mount Device Stenciling

Lindsay Craig February 6, 2014

Presentation used to teach Surface Mount Device Stenciling here at SparkFun Electronics.

Simon Modifications

Pete Lewis February 6, 2014

Presentation on how to take a Simon kit and modify it using an FTDI to change how the buzzer, LEDs, buttons and analog sensors function.

Programming with Simon

Lindsay Craig February 6, 2014

This material shows a way to re-use our popular Simon game to teach programming after you have used it to teach soldering.

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RoHS Compliance

What does RoHS Compliant mean? RoHS = Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive Here is the European Union WEEE directive that started it all. If you've seen the trash can icon with an X imprin…

RoHS Compliance

What does RoHS Compliant mean? RoHS = Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive Here is the European Union WEEE directive that started it all. If you’ve seen the trash can ico…

Learn Workshop Registration

Due to high demand we have limited availability until Spring of 2016. Workshops We Provide: PicoBoard Digital Sandbox LilyPad Development Board SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Workshops include th…

Press Release - November 25, 2009

Imagine a World Where Your Geek Can Shine Freely SparkFun ‘Free Day’ Promotion to Give Away $100,000 Worth of Products BOULDER, Colo. November 25, 2009 — On January 7th, 2010, Boul…

Modified or Defective Returns

So your item has been modified, soldered to, powered, and in general is no longer in "new" condition. That's alright! Sometimes you have to solder to a board to find out it isn'…

MESA National Challenge

MESA National Challenge SparkFun is proud to announce a great educational partnership with Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) around the MESA National Challenge. S…

Maker Faire - San Mateo 2010

Maker Faire San Mateo 2010 is May 22-23, and SparkFun will be there in force! Come visit our booth, check out what we have to offer, and participate in one of our workshops. Hope to see y…


In just a few weeks, SparkFun will be vacating its offices at 6175 Longbow and moving on up to Dry Creek Parkway. For those of you that have been with us since our humble beginnings, this is a pretty …

Press Releases - 2012

January 25, 2012 - SparkFun Electronics’ Third Annual Free Day Event Draws More Than 32,000 Unique Website Visitors! - $200,000 in Store Credit Given Away During Website Free-For-All February 8, 20…

Customer Support

Customer Support How to Help Yourself General questions about SparkFun? Check our FAQ for answers! Want to return something you purchased? The Returns Policy is for you! There is community supp…

RF Connector Buying Guide

RF Connector Buying Guide When it comes to transmitting radio frequencies over cable, you can’t just hook up to any old wire. Coaxial cables are specially shielded to efficiently carry radio si…

Intel Professional Development Tour - 2015

SparkFun & Intel Professional Development Tour We invite you to join the tour Google+ community for extra content and to learn from other participants! Teaching and learning computati…