The “Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino” from Seeed Studio is an Arduino Uno combined with various sensors and other components on a single printed circuit board. The components are connected to the Arduino with copper tracks, so you don’t have to wire anything. An example sketch has already been put on the Arduino, you only need to connect it with the supplied USB cable and you can get started right away.
The Arduino and components are each individually implemented in the Grove form factor. You can break them out of the circuit board and then use them as separate Grove modules and connect them using the supplied Grove cables. You can read how this works in the previous blog “Grove for Arduino: Temperature & Humidity Display“.
The kit comes in a beautifully designed box. When you open the lid, you first see the large PCB. In the two compartments on the sides, you will find six Grove cables and a Micro-USB cable. You don’t have to take the PCB out of the box, there is a cutout for the USB cable at the front. You can connect the USB cable to the PCB and a power supply or a computer and immediately try out the pre-programmed sketch.
You do not need the Grove cables yet. You only use these if you break the components loose or already have loose Grove components that you want to connect to the Seeeduino Lotus.
The Grove PCB components
The Grove beginner kit PCB consists of different 11 different components: the Arduino compatible Seeduino Lotus, 5 sensors, 2 inputs, 2 outputs, and a display.
In subsequent blogs, we will build some fun beginner projects with this kit.
Do you have ideas for projects to make with this kit? Or have you already made something interesting? Let us know in the comment section below this article!
About Seeed Studio
Seeed is the IoT hardware enabler providing services over 10 years that empower makers to realize their projects and products. They offer a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms and one-stop PCB fabrication and PCB assembly service.
Seeed Studio provides a wide selection of electronic parts including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and many different development board platforms. Especially the Grove System helps engineers and makers to avoid jumper wires problems. Seeed Studio has developed more than 280 Grove modules covering a wide range of applications that can fulfill a variety of needs.