Hack Kits

Got an awesome Wilderness Labs Hack Kit and want to know what to build with it? If you just can’t wait, here are a couple of awesome projects you can build with either one right now:

And here are other Meadow projects that use some parts of the Hack Kits

First, check to make sure that everything is included. See the below content list for ingredients. If you’re missing something, let us know.


Item Pro Lite Description
Hack Kit Box 1 1 Box that holds all the hack goodies.
Laser-etched Baseboard 1 1 Baseboard that holds a Meadow and a Half+ size breadboard for prototyping.
Half+ Breadboard 2 2 Breadboard for quick, temporary, prototyping.
Wire Jumpers (M/M, M/F, F/F) 1 1 A set of flexible jumper wires for breadboard prototyping.
Rotary Encoder w/Pushbutton + Knob 2 1 Continuous rotation digital input knob with integrated pushbutton.
Micro Servo 2 1 Motor with precision 180º rotation control.
2-Channel Relay Board 2 1 Digitally controlled, isolated circuit switch for controlling external power, often used to switch household mains electricity (110V/240V AC).
Red, Green, Blue (RGB) LED ~10 ~5 3-component Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) that can display nearly any color by varying the red, green, and blue input voltage.
Various Color LEDs ~25 ~15 5 types of single-color LEDs.
Piezo Speaker 1 1 Simple, single-frequency sound emitting device for generating tones, beeps, and other simple sounds.
Distance Sensor (HC-SR04) 1 0 Sonar-based distance sensor good for up to 1 meter.
Push Button (Various Colors) ~40 ~10 Simple tactile switches in a variety of colors.
Photoresistor 2 1 Sensor that can measure the amount of light it receives. Needs to be wired up as part of a voltage divider. See the Resistive Sensor Lab
LM35DZ Analog Temperature Sensor 2 1 0ºC - 100ºC temperature sensor with analog output.
Moisture Sensor 1 0 Capacitive soil moisture sensor with digital output.
74595 Shift Register 2 1 8-port digital output expander chip. Adds 8 additional DigitalOutputPorts to a Meadow. Can be chained up to 8 for 64 total additional outputs.
MCP23008 IO Expander 2 1 8-port digital IO expander chip that connects via SPI. Adds 8 additional digital ports that can be used as output or input with changed notification support.
H-Bridge Motor Controller 1 1 SN754410. Provides digital control for two motors using an external power source, controlled via PWM.
Rainbow LED Bargraph 1 0 Green, yellow, red, LED array.
Rainbow LED Battery Bargraph 1 1 Green, yellow, red, LED array that has a battery shape.
4x20 LCD Character Display 1 1 LCD character display that’s 4 lines tall and 20 characters wide. Can be used with TextMenuDisplay to display text menus.
Color LCD Display 1 0 1.3”, full-color, 240x240 pixel, graphic display.
Resistor Kit 1 1 ~300 resistors of varying resistance.
Resistor Network Kit 1 1 5 different values of 8 resistors in a single package. Typically used in conjunction with LED bargraphs.
Capacitor Kit 1 1 Various value capacitors for general digital circuit usage.
1N4004 Diode ~8 ~4 General purpose, 1A power rectification diode.
Temt6000 Luminosity Sensor 1 1 5V light sensor used as an example of how to use a voltage divider to reduce a 5V analog signal to 3.3V. See the Level-Shifting Lab.
USB Breakout 1 1 Used to expose the 5V and GND pins of a USB adapter so that it can be used as an external power supply to drive motors, and such.
DC Motor 2 1 6V motor that can be used in conjunction with either the motor controller or BJTs and a 5V power source.
9V Batter Adapter 1 0 Plugs into a 9V battery and exposes the power and ground via wires.
1N914 Diode 8 4  
1N5817 Diode 10 2  
BS170 N-Channel MOSFET 20 4  
TIP120 Power Transistor 2 1  
2N3904 NPN Transistor 10 2  
2N3906 PNP Transistor 2 2  
SPDT Switch 2 2  
M2x8MM Hex Bolts 4 4  
Jumper Kit 1 1  
Photodiode 1 1  
M2 Nuts 8 8  

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