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  • SparkFun Thing Plus - ESP32-C6
    SKU: DEV-22924

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  • The SparkFun Thing Plus - ESP32-C6 adds a powerful wireless development option to SparkFun's popular Thing Plus footprint. This Thing Plus board features the ESP32-C6 WROOM-1-N16 module from espressif. It includes a LiPo battery charger and fuel gauge to charge and monitor a battery connected to the on-bard 2-pin JST connector, &microSD card slot, an addressable LED and more. The board breaks out all of the ESP32-C6's 23 GPIO pins to a pair of 0.1"-spaced PTH headers on either side of the board. The board also has a USB-C connector for primary power and programming and a Qwiic connector to integrate it into SparkFun's Qwiic ecosystem.

    The ESP32-C6 SoC is built around a RISC-V single-core processor with 16 MB flash memory with an integrated wireless stack. The wireless stack supports 2.4 GHz WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.3, Zigbee and Thread (802.15.4) and uses an on-board PCB antenna. The ESP32-C6 includes a wide range of peripheral options including SPI, UART, LPUART, I2C, I2S, LED PWM, USB Serial/JTAG controller, ADC and more. Many of these peripherals can be mapped to any GPIO pin though some are tied to specific pins.

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Required Materials

To follow along with this guide you will need at least one USB-C cable to connect the Thing Plus to your computer:

You may also want to get a Qwiic cable or kit to connect the Thing Plus - ESP32-C6 to other Qwiic devices:

Optional Materials

The Thing Plus - ESP32-C6 includes a 2-pin JST connector and integrated charging circuit for an attached single-cell LiPo battery. Below are a few options we recommend for battery-powered applications:

If you prefer a soldered connection or want to modify the solder jumpers on this board, you may need some of the products listed below:

Suggested Reading

We designed this board for integration into SparkFun's Qwiic connect system. Click on the banner below to learn more about the SparkFun Qwiic Connect System.

Before getting started with this Hookup Guide, you may want to read through the tutorials below if you are not familiar with the concepts covered in them or want a refresher. If you are using either of the Qwiic Shields linked above, we recommend reading through their respective Hookup Guides before continuing with this tutorial: