Sidekick for TI LaunchPad

The Seeedstudio Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPadTM 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 LaunchPadTM at Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key, and SeeedStudio today.

Download the sample code folder here: Sidekick Code

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 Sidekick Code. 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 03: Multiple LED (Many Outputs)

>> Example 04: Shift Register (Integrated Circuit)

>> Example 06: Potentiometer (Variable Resistor)

>> Example 07: Photoresistor (Light Sensor)

>> Example 08: Spin the Motor (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 4 (Shift In IC)

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

>> Example: DAC (Digital to Analog IC)

>> Example: 555 Timer (IC and Switch)

>> Example: IR Emitter and Receiver (Wireless)

  • May require additional hardware beyond Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPadTM


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 (SA39-11SRWA - datasheet)

1x 8-bit Shift Register (SN74HC595N - datasheet)

1x NPN Transistor (LP395Z/NOPB - datasheet)

1x NPN Transistor (2N2222 - datasheet)

1x Analog Temperature Sensor (LM19CIZ/NOPB - datasheet)

5x Jumper Wire Long

20x Jumper Wire Short

1x Sidekick Quick Start Guide

1x Sidekick Manual

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You can purchase the Sidekick Basic Kit for TI LaunchPad from these retailers.

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