SparkFun Inventor's Kit - V4.0


Combine Hardware and Software to Learn Electronics

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit v4.0 has been designed to teach students the basic concepts of electronics and coding in a hands-on manner using SparkFun hardware and Arduino software. Included in the kit are all the components needed to build 16 circuits and 5 projects as well as a full-color guidebook to walk students through the process.

  • Project-based guidebook step-by-step instructions, sample code, and troubleshooting tips for 16 circuits and 5 projects
  • Updated carrying case includes room to store projects and components
  • Includes all components needed to get started
  • Recommended for ages 10+ and grades 6+
  • Does not require previous electronics, programming, or soldering experience
  • No soldering required, making the kit reusable again and again
Important: It has recently come to our attention that the guidebook included with the kit contains a few errors that could lead to confusion while trying to program or build certain circuits. Corrections to these errors can be found here as well as in the digital version of the guidebook.

Have a previous version of the SIK?:

Convert to SIK v4.0 with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit Bridge Pack - v4.0

More SIK v4.0 projects available:

Check out these three projects to expand your SIK

Clap on Lamp
Endless Runner Game
Light Seeking Robot
  • SparkFun RedBoard
  • Arduino and Breadboard Holder
  • SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Guidebook
  • Solderless Breadboard
  • Carrying Case
  • SparkFun Mini Screwdriver
  • 16x2 White on Black LCD (with headers)
  • Gearmotors (pair)
  • Small Servo Motor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • 6' SparkFun USB Cable
  • Jumper Wires
  • Photoresistor
  • Tri-color LED
  • Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green LEDs
  • Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Tactile Buttons
  • Potentiometer
  • 330 and 10K Resistors
  • AA Battery Holder (batteries not included)
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • Binder Clip and Dual Lock
  • Project 1: Light
    • Circuit 1A: Blink an LED
    • Circuit 1B: Potentiometer
    • Circuit 1C: Photoresistor
    • Circuit 1D: RGB Night Light
  • Project 2: Sound
    • Circuit 2A: Buzzer
    • Circuit 2B: Digital Trumpet
    • Circuit 2C: Simon Says Game
  • Project 3: Motion
    • Circuit 3A: Servo Motors
    • Circuit 3B: Distance Sensor
    • Circuit 3C: Motion Alarm
  • Project 4: Display
    • Circuit 4A: LCD “Hello, World!”
    • Circuit 4B: Temperature Sensor
    • Circuit 4C: DIY Who Am I? Game
  • Project 5: Robot
    • Circuit 5A: Motor Basics
    • Circuit 5B: Remote-Controlled Robot
    • Circuit 5C: Autonomous Robot