The Seeed Studio hardware innovation platform specialises in open-source electronic modules and embedded devices for designers and makers. The platform includes the Grove series of modules and starter kits, including the GrovePi+ Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi, and the BeagleBone Green.
The Grove series is a range of single-function modules with standardised connectors, offering a building-block approach to build circuits without solder or breadboards. Each module comes with documentation and demo codes. Grove starter kits also include expansion boards for microcontrollers such as the Arduino Uno.
The BeagleBone Green is a Linux-based development board is based on the open-source hardware design of the BeagleBone Black. It includes two Grove connectors. In addition, the Grove Starter Kit for BeagleBone Green contains 10 modules and three step-by-step guides.
The Arduino Engineering Kit includes three Arduino-based projects to help students learn about fundamental engineering concepts, key aspects of mechatronics, and MATLAB and Simulink programming. Buildable projects include a self-balancing motorcycle, a mobile rover, and a whiteboard drawing robot. The kit includes an Arduino MKR1000 board, several customised parts, and a complete set of components.
Finally, RS has added three educational kits that use conductive paint from Bare Conductive: the ‘Printed Sensors’ set comprises three A5 printed sensors and enables users to integrate touch sensors into any project; the Lamp Kit enables the building of touch, dimmer and proximity lamps; and the Pro Kit includes tools and resources to prototype Electric Paint and Touch Board projects.