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Sidekick for TI LaunchPad

The Seeedstudio Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPad™ is a great starting point for learning electronics and building basic circuits using discrete components, a breadboard, and a LaunchPad. Using Energia can greatly simplify the software creation so more focus can be placed on rapid prototyping and modifying circuits to fit our project ideas.  This is an excellent starter kit for new electronics engineers and makers!

You can purchase the Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPad™ at Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key, and SeeedStudio today.

Download the sample code folder here:


Sidekick includes loose components, wires, and a breadboard to compliment your LaunchPad development kit. The manual includes 10 different example circuits but many more are possible by gathering additional components or using creativity.  This is a must have item for any LaunchPad developer!



Download the example code at
It will also be available in the Energia code examples for version 18+
The code is also available on the example pages below for copy and paste into your sketches

Basic Examples

>> Example 00: Blinking LED (Output)

>> Example 01: Fade RGB LED (PWM)

>> Example 02: Push Button (Input)

>> Example 03: Multiple LED (Many Outputs)

>> Example 04: Shift Register (Integrated Circuit)

>> Example 05: Piezo Buzzer (Sound)

>> Example 06: Potentiometer (Variable Resistor)

>> Example 07: Photoresistor (Light Sensor)

>> Example 08: Spin the Motor (Transistor)

>> Example 08B: Switching Voltage (Transistor)

>> Example 09: Temperature (Thermistor and Temp Sensor)

>> Example 10: 7 Segment Display (Digital Display)

Advanced Examples

>> Example: Switches (Tilt Switch and Toggle Switch)

>> Example: Button Press Counter (Input and Display)

>> Example: Potentiometer Dial (Input and Display)

>> Example: Photoresistor Fade (Input and Output)

>> Example: Shift Register 2 (IC and Display)

>>* Example: Shift Register 3 (IC)

>>* Example: Shift Register 4 (Shift In IC)

>>* Example: Spin the Motor 2 (Motor Driver)

>>* Example: Spin the Servo (Servo)

>>* Example: DAC (Digital to Analog IC)

>>* Example: 555 Timer (IC and Switch)

>>* Example: IR Emitter and Receiver (Wireless)

>>* Energia Core Tutorials

>>* Mix Sidekick with Grove Starter Kit for LaunchPad

* May require additional hardware beyond Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPad™



1x 400 Tie-Point Breadboard
1x Breadboard Adapter BoosterPack
5x Green LED
5x Red LED
1x RGB Common Anode LED
10x Ceramic Capacitor 10nF
10x Ceramic Capacitor 100nF
5x Aluminum Capacitor 100uF
10x Resistor 330 ohm
10x Resistor 1K ohm
10x Resistor 10K ohm
1x Tilt Switch
1x Thermistor
1x Photoresistor (photocell)
1x Diode (1N4004)
1x Piezo Buzzer
5x Button
5x Switch
2x Potentiometer with knob
1x Small DC Motor
1x 7 Segment Single Digit Display (SA39-11SRWAdatasheet)
1x 8-bit Shift Register (SN74HC595Ndatasheet)
1x NPN Transistor (LP395Z/NOPBdatasheet)
1x NPN Transistor (2N2222 – datasheet)
1x Analog Temperature Sensor (LM19CIZ/NOPBdatasheet)
5x Jumper Wire Long
20x Jumper Wire Short
1x Sidekick Quick Start Guide
1x Sidekick Manual



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