The SIK Binder is much more than your average instruction manual – it is an entire course worth of curriculum designed to make teaching embedded electronics easier, more intuitive, and more fun. It was written with teachers in mind, and features not only step-by-step instructions on using the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, but the supplemental materials you need to make electronics part of your classroom.

This binder includes everything you need to start exploring the world of Arduino – including instructions on getting set-up, a section explaining common electronic terms and theories, and the basics of programming. It also includes worksheets for both middle school and high school students and even physical activities you can use to teach kids physical computing concepts. The binder also includes 14 “circuits” of varying difficulty which make the binder appropriate for a wide-range of ages and skill levels. From the most novice student to a seasoned electronics enthusiast, everyone can learn from this useful text.

The SIK Binder is released as an open source text, meaning any teacher is free to download, use, or change the text to suit their needs.

Download the whole binder here.


Download sections of the binder:

Table of Contents

Getting Started


The Circuits

Additional Electrical


Serial Communication

Schematics and Logic Flow Charts

Circuit Worksheets

Fritzing (Virtual Prototyping and Material Creation Tool)

Common Core Math Standards Correlation Chart for Worksheets

Next Steps

PWM Answers

Section 2 Answers

Section 3 Answers

Section 3B Answers

Section 6 Answers


Arduino Sketches for Circuits


Download code for use with the binder:

Circuit 3 Expansion

Circuit 3 Expansion II

Circuit 4 Expansion

Circuit 5 Expansion

Circuit 5 Expansion II

Circuit 6 Expansion

Circuit 7 Expansion

Circuit 8 Expansion

Circuit 11 Expansion

Circuit 12 Expansion

Circuit 13 Expansion

Circuit 14 Expansion

PWM Expansion

Serial Communication

Beginner Vehicle 1

Beginner Vehicle 2

Beginner Vehicle 3

Beginner Vehicle 4

Note- The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit is subject to revision, for this reason code and circuits may not match up exactly. See comments in the code if you’re having trouble.