DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS, NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW PROJECTS!
SUBSTITUTED BY THE IoT Kit
Grove system is a modular, ready-to-use tool set. Much like Lego, it takes a building block approach to assembling electronics. Compared with the traditional, complicated learning method of using a breadboard and various electronic components to assemble a project, Grove simplifies and condenses the learning process significantly.
The Grove kit consists of the Grove carrier board, a Flyport or FlyportPRO module and of large set of Grove devices (such as sensors and actuators).
It's an amazing fast prototyping platform for IoT:
- No soldering needed! Each Grove device has the same connector
- Plug and Play. Libraries, documentation and code examples are provided with each Grove device
Grove devices type
Grove devices (sensors/actuators) are
- Digital: those devices must be plugged to any DIGx grove port
- Analog: those devices must be plugged to any ANx grove port
- I2C: those devices must be plugged to I2C grove port
On the Grove board there is a micro USB for programming, 10 Grove ports, two status leds and a micro SD card slot.
- 4 Digital IO;
- 3 Analog inputs;
- 1 I2C;
- 1 SPI;
Just connect the Grove devices to the right Grove port. For example a "digital" sensor must be connected to any of the Digital IO port. I2C port supports more than one device on the same port since I2C devices can be connected in parallel.
The board is powered either by a 5V connection through an external PSU (not included) or via the micro USB connector which is also used to download firmware to the Flyport module.
Flyport mounting instructions
Flyport modules have 1 or 2 male connectors: J1 and J2.
On this carrier board there are 2 female connectors: J1 and J2.
The right way to mount Flyport on the carrier board is: J1 must be plugged on J1 while J2 on J2.
MicroSD card slot
The microSD card slot can be used to save data or to load custom settings. It's possible to use a custom FAT system library to read, write and create files.
Learn how to use the microSD card.
Install the right IDE
Go to the Getting started and install the IDE (not the IDEpro!)
Create your first Grove project
On the IDE there are several project templates. Create a new project using GROVE template.
The generated project includes the Grove Basic libraries which allow to initialize the system and much more.
Reading a sensor or turning on a actuator is now a matter of 2 lines of code.
Discover how to use the Grove libraries
Grove devices and libraries
On the Grove devices page you find technical information and you can download a specific library for each Grove device