The Arduino Sensor Kit is made for Makers who are searching for a set of the best sensors to connect to their Arduino board, and want explore the vast space of electronics, programming, and measuring. The Kit teaches how to connect and program basic Grove modules that includes both sensors and actuators along with the Arduino Uno (or other Arduino Boards with the same form factor).
Before getting started with the Arduino Sensor Kit, you need to have an Arduino UNO board at your side. Just plug the Arduino Sensor Kit into the Arduino UNO board, then you're ready to go enjoy coding! To make it even easier there are step-by-step tutorials, please go to https://sensorkit.arduino.cc to find those high-quality lessons provided by Arduino.
Well, they look alike, but they are very different: the new Arduino Sensor Kit
need to work with Arduino UNO while the Grove Beginner Kit can work alone.
The Grove Beginner Kit has 12 Grove connectors on the Lotus board while the
Arduino Sensor Kit has 16 Grove connectors on the base shield.
The Grove connector in the center of the board has a different pin number and layout.
LED with PWM
The LED modules in the Grove Beginner Kit connected to the D4 pin of Arduino, which doesn't support PWM function, so users can't use PWM to control the brightness of LED. In the Arduino Sensor Kit, we exchanged the pins of the LED module and the button module. The LED is connected to the D6 pin, which supports PWM.
In the Grove Beginner Kit, the Light Sensor is connected to the A6 pin. However, since there is no pin A6 on the Arduino UNO, we connect the Light Sensor to pin A3 in the Arduino Sensor Kit.
The Arduino Sensor Kit has exactly the same modules as the Grove Beginner Kit.