Arduino Sensor Kit Base is a large shield for Arduino UNO with 10 modules

Earlier this year, Seeed Studio introduced the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino that included the Arduino UNO compatible Seeduino Lotus board placed at the center and ten pre-wired and detachable Grove modules to get started with sensors on Arduino with no cabling whatsoever apart from the USB cable.

Arduino must have seen and liked the design, and Seeed Studio has collaborated with the Italian company to create the Arduino Sensor Kit Base with a very similar design, but with a twist as instead of an all-in-one platform with modules and an Arduino board, it’s a very large shield that seats on tops of Arduino UNO.

Arduino Sensor Kit Base

The Arduino Sensor Kit base includes the following:

  • Base shield with 16 Grove connectors, instead of just 12 Grove connectors on the Beginner Kit, including 7x digital connectors, 4x analog connectors, 4x I2C connectors, and one UART connector; A 3.3V/5V voltage switch is also included
  • 10 pre-wired modules without the requirements for breadboard nor jumper cables (same as Grove Beginner Kit)
    • Grove LED
    • Grove Buzzer
    • Grove OLED Display 0.96″
    • Grove Button
    • Grove Rotary Potentiometer
    • Grove Light
    • Grove Sound
    • Grove Temperature & Humidity Sensor
    • Grove Air Pressure Sensor
    • Grove 3-Axis Accelerator
  • 6x Grove cables to connect additional sensors

Large Arduino Grove Sensor Shield

As you can see in the photo above, the Arduino headers are exposed as well as the 6-pin ICSP header in order to connect it to the Arduino UNO board. If the ten sensors included in the kit are not enough, you can always add other Grove modules, or an Arduino shield to further expand the platform.

Arduino will provide the Arduino Sensor Kit Library wrapper that contains links to other libraries related to certain modules such as the accelerometer, air pressure sensor, temperature sensor, and the OLED display. There’s also be an online platform with ten lessons to learn how to use the included modules.

Arduino UNO sensor kit shield

Arduino Sensor Kit Base is sold for $23 on Seeed Studioor the Arduino Store, where you’ll also find the $38.70 bundle kit with an Arduino UNO inside the package.

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3 years ago

Normally I stop reading as soon as I see “Seeed Studio” (“Seeed Studio … the company that makes the profits on shipping”) … but I must say I like this board.
But Seeed Studio … so I won’t buy.

3 years ago

Consider the Arduino store. They ship from Italy. Free shipping from eur 95 onwards, no idea how much shipping is for smaller orders

3 years ago

So this thing has a next to useless inaccurate and unstable DHT11 temperature/humidity sensor on it. It does have a reasonably accurate and stable BOSCH BMP280 pressure/temperature sensor on it though. [Just remember to NOT take readings too fast/often from any of the BOSCH sensors (or really any sensitive sensor for that matter) or inaccuracies will appear due to self heating. Read the datasheet for guidelines.] I think Seeed should remove the useless DHT11 pressure/temperature sensor and replace the BMP280 pressure/temperature sensor ($1.48 ea./1K @ Mouser) with the BME280 pressure/temperature/humidity sensor ($2.54 ea./1K @ Digi-Key) instead. For a buck more… Read more »

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