New Sensor Kit by Arduino and Seeed Powers Sensor Projects

December 03, 2020

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New Sensor Kit by Arduino and Seeed Powers Sensor Projects

The kit integrates the 10 Grove sensors and actuators all on one board. Users can plug, sketch, and play without any additional wiring required or learning how to solder.

Arduino has collaborated with Chinese DIY electronics company, Seeed to create the all-new Arduino Sensor Kit. The kit brings the power of Seeed’s Grove sensors to Arduino’s Arduino UNO, designed to make getting started with electronics and sensing the world around you easier. 

Ideal for anyone who currently uses an Arduino UNO board and wants to create and launch their own D.I.Y projects, the kit integrates the 10 Grove sensors and actuators all on one board. Users can plug, sketch, and play without any additional wiring required or learning how to solder.

The Arduino Sensor Kit is available as a standalone kit for US$/€23.00 or can be purchased as a bundle with an Arduino UNO Rev3 board for US$/€38.70.

The Arduino Sensor Kit contains a Base Shield and ten modules that can be connected either through the digital, analog or I2C connectors on the shield, to make projects. The modules include an OLED screen, four Digital modules (LED, Button, Buzzer, and a Potentiometer), five Sensors (Light, Sound, Air-Pressure, Temperature, and Accelerometer), as well as a range of learning materials to guide users through their projects.

Designed to fit on top of an Arduino UNO, the Base Shield comes equipped with 16 Grove connectors, which, when placed on the board, provides functionality to various pins. With 7x digital connections, 4x analog connections, 4x I2C connections, and 1x UART connection, the Base Shield can be mounted onto an Arduino UNO board and programmed through the Arduino IDE.

Developed for those at the beginning of their Arduino journey, the kit is accompanied by 12 guided lessons that follow a Plug-Sketch-Play approach, helping users to get started with electronics and create their first projects. Plug shows users how to connect the components, Sketch gives them the program that needs to be uploaded, and Play defines how they can experiment with the module. It is, however, also great for more advanced users who wish to reduce time on circuitry and build quickly.

For more information, visit: https://store.arduino.cc/usa/sensor-kit-base

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