Kits and Materials
SparkFun Education has created a specially curated list of products that we think are especially suited for use with students. Ranging from all-inclusive kits to 3D printers, boards and components, these materials provide everything needed to integrate computational thinking and making in to any class. From beginner projects to advanced capstones, we have what you need.
Our Most Popular Educational Products
Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when adding coding, physical computing and STEM to instruction. To help, we’ve highlighted some of our most popular offerings.
SparkFun Inventor’s Kit
The gold standard for teaching Arduino, the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) walks students through basic wiring and coding using breadboard-friendly components. The SIK covers foundational electronics concepts such as polarity, series and parallel circuits, Ohm’s Law, analog vs. digital, and binary number system. The SIK is divided into five major projects, encompassing 16 circuits, that progress in difficulty as new concepts and components are introduced.
micro:bit is a small, inexpensive microcontroller that can be used for a wide range of computer science applications. The SparkFun micro:bit ecosystem offers a variety of expansion options that make micro:bit the perfect choice for students from 2nd grade all the way through high school. Whether teaching basic electronics, robotics, weather monitoring or more, the SparkFun micro:bit ecosystem offers the experience you are looking for.
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Raspberry Pi is a powerful and inexpensive microprocessor that can be used as a mini-computer. The SparkFun Raspberry Pi Starter Kit is the perfect way to engage high school students with physical computing. Online guides explain how to set up, program and build codes using the Raspberry Pi.
Equip Your Makerspace
For those looking to stock a makerspace, we’ve created a special Makerspace-In-A-Box wishlist just for you. The products included on these lists are some of our most popular, versatile and easy to use, ensuring students at any level of electronics knowledge can find something that piques their interest.
Makerspace-in-a-box: Elementary to Middle School Makerspace-In-A-Box: Middle to High School
Take a look at the categories below to find what fits your needs.
Save time and money by adding these pre-made kits into your instruction, or opt for a custom built kit to suit your needs.
A compact, powerful tool for exploring programming and electronics, micro:bit is great for beginners and advanced users alike.
Introduce learners of all ages to the wonders of circuits and electricity with these basic circuit building tools.
Everyone loves robots! Engage students with programming and hardware while building your own controllable robot.
Arduino hardware and software combine to allow students to create simple and advanced interactive electronics projects.
Combine sewing and electronics into one fun project with these products and the LilyPad line of sewable elctronics.
The inexpensive pocket-size computer you know and love, plus a variety of accessories to make it even better.
One of the fundamental skills for building electronics, soldering and electronics go together like peas and carrots.
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