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All-new Arduino Sensor Kit

Arduino, the open-source hardware, software and content platform, has collaborated with Chinese DIY electronics company, Seeed to create the Arduino Sensor Kit.

The kit brings Seeed’s Grove sensors to Arduino’s most popular board - the Arduino UNO - making the development of electronics and sensing much easier.

Intended for anyone who currently uses an Arduino UNO board and who wants to create and launch their own projects, the kit integrates the 10 most popular 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 contains a Base Shield and ten modules that can be connected either through the digital, analogue 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 analogue connections, 4x I2C connections and 1x UART connection, the Base Shield can be easily mounted onto an Arduino UNO board and programmed through the Arduino IDE.

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.

Commenting Alessandro Ranelluci, Head of Makers & Community, Arduino said, “We are constantly seeking to simplify complex technologies. By combining 10 of the most popular add-ons and sensors into one plug and play kit for the board that began the journey into electronics and coding for millions of people - the Arduino UNO - it’s just got even easier for users to start making projects that sense and interact with the world around them.”

Neil Tyler

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