micro:bit is a pocket-sized microcontroller designed for kids and beginners learning how to program, letting them easily bring ideas into DIY digital games, interactive projects and robotics. The Grove shield for micro:bit is a plug-and-play grove extension board for micro:bit, the shield acts as a bridge for micro:bit and our grove system, which provides hundreds of different grove modules including sensor, actuator, communication, display etc. that will broaden micro:bit’s ability in creating more projects easily and quickly.
As an extension board, the grove shield for micro:bit integrated 4 grove connectors on board and reserves extra 4 pin outs if users need more grove connector. Apart from that, we have also reserved some pinout that has special functions such as P0, P1, P2 that have touch function, so that you can build project like fruit piano. Or you can simple use crocodile clip to connect the pinout, just like what you can do on micro:bit. Thirdly, with the on-board micro USB interface, you can power micro:bit from the grove shield.
The Grove Shield for micro:bit v2.0 is the updated version of the original Grove Shield for micro:bit. Some mechanical adjustments have been made to the board based on customer feedback. The micro:bit edge connector is now surface mount instead of through-hole so it doesn't poke through the back, and the electronic components are moved from the back to the front side so it's easier to lay the board down on a table.
If you don’t know how to get started with this shield, have no idea which grove modules to use, don’t worry, we have already prepared a Grove Inventor Kit for micro:bit which contains this grove shield and other 8 groves that can let you getting getting started.
- 4 Grove ports to cover different interfaces
- Edge connectors for crocodile clip and 4mm banana plugs
- On-board USB port to power up your micro:bit