Grove is a modulated, ready-to-use tool set. Much like Lego, it takes a building block approach to assembling electronics. Compared with the traditional, complicated learning method of using a breadboard and various electronic components to assemble a project, Grove simplifies and condenses the learning process significantly. The Grove system consists of a base shield and various modules with standardized connectors. The base shield allows for easy connection of any microprocessor input or output from the Grove modules, and every Grove module addresses a single function, such as a simple button or a more complex heart rate sensor. Each one comes with clear documentation and demo code to help you get started quickly. The Grove system also offers stand-alone mixer packs (Grove - Mixer Pack and Grove - Mixer Pack V2) that include a set of Grove modules that can be connected with each other to circuits without having to use a base shield of any sort. This way, various projects and circuits that do not need micro-controllers or microprocessors can be built.
A wide range of Grove modules are available for use within the Grove
System. These can be classified into the following categories: