GrovePi Starter Kit helps students build their own smart devices (Grades 6-10). This kit is for those who do not have a Raspberry Pi, and want a kit that includes one along with everything they need to get started making things in a class, makerspace, or after school program.
The Starter Kit includes the GrovePi board, Raspberry Pi 3 board, 2-sided Acrylic Case, 12 Grove sensors, Ethernet Cable, Power Adapter and microSD Card. Instructions are provided to download custom operating system and Apps for the Raspberry Pi onto the SD card so you can plug it in and get up and running quickly.
With a GrovePi+ board and 12 carefully selected Grove sensors with cables, this kit gets you up and running with the Raspberry Pi quickly. Just follow the instructions to slip the GrovePi+ board over the Raspberry Pi board and connect sensors to the GrovePi+, and you are ready to start developing things with the powerful platform. A USB keyboard and mouse and monitor are needed to connect to the Raspberry Pi (sold separately). Instructions are also included for how to use a PC or Mac computer to act as the keyboard and monitor to connect to the Raspberry Pi through the Ethernet Cable and then with Wifi. However, not all school systems will allow this setup.
Dexter GrovePi Case (2-sided acrylic) with hardware (to protect the Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi 3
microSD Card with Dexter Industries custom software
GrovePi+ Quick Start Guide
Plastic Storage Box with these Sensors:
Grove – Sound Sensor
Grove – Temperature and Humidity
Grove – Light Sensors
Grove – Relay
Grove – Button
Grove – Ultrasonic Ranger
Grove – Rotary Angle Sensor
Grove – LCD RGB Backlight
Grove – Buzzer
Grove – Red LED
Grove – Blue LED
Grove – Green LED
The GrovePi+board is stacked on top of the Raspberry Pi board without the need for any other connections. Communication between the two occurs over the I2C interface. All Grove modules connect to the universal Grove connectors on the GrovePi+ shield via the universal 4 pin connector cables which are included.
The Grove modules (sensors) work on analog and digital signals, connect directly to the ATMEGA328 microcontroller on the Grove Pi+. The microcontroller acts as an interpreter between the Raspberry Pi and the Grove sensors. It sends, receives, and executes commands sent by the RaspberryPi. Programming interfaces are included for Python and Scratch languages to connect to the modules.