Rapid Prototyping made easy with the Grove Base BoosterPack & Starter Kit from SeeedStudio

Our friends at SeeedStudio just released the Grove Base BoosterPack & the Grove Starter Kit for the TI LaunchPad development kits! These tools make it easy to add new sensors, actuators, displays & more to your LaunchPad & Energia-based projects. SeeedStudio offers a massive ecosystem of Grove modules – over 130 on my last count! Each of the Grove modules from SeeedStudio are open source hardware & include Wiring-based code that makes it very easy to import & compile using Energia.

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Grove Base BoosterPack from SeeedStudio

Grove Base BoosterPack from SeeedStudio.
This BoosterPack is available standalone & enables your LaunchPad to interface with SeeedStudio’s growing offering of Grove modules, which include sensors, displays, relays, motor drivers & more.
MSRP: $7.50USD

Grove Starter kit from SeeedStudio

Grove Starter kit from SeeedStudio
This Starter Kit comes complete with the Grove Base BoosterPack as well as 10 different Grove sensors & actuators. It also comes with a tutorial guide & Grove cables for connecting the Grove modules to the BoosterPack.
MSRP: $59.00USD

SeeedStudio Grove for LaunchPad


Start prototyping with over 100 different Grove modules from SeeedStudio with LaunchPad & Energia SeeedStudio offers over 100 different Grove sensors and actuators that can interact with the Grove Base BoosterPack for the TI LaunchPad Development Ecosystem. Energia example software & libraries are available for many of the Grove modules as well.

The BoosterPack features full compatibility with the 40-pin BoosterPack pin out standard Plugging in a Grove Module into the Grove Base BoosterPack will enable your Grove sensor or actuator to route the appropriate pins to an underlying LaunchPad. Since this BoosterPack adheres to the BoosterPack standard, each Grove connector will route the analog pins, digital pins & serial communication pins to the underlying LaunchPad.

Have multiple Grove modules connected to your LaunchPad kit Create a complete system of inputs & outputs by simply plugging in multiple Grove sensors and actuators to your LaunchPad.Grove_PluggedIN The Grove Starter Kit makes it easy to create a complete system when paired with a cloud-connected LaunchPad development kit. With the Grove Base BoosterPack, developers can plug up to 13 different Grove sensors & actuators quickly. INCLUDES:

  • 1x Grove Base Boosterpack
  • Digital Grove Modules
    • 1x Grove Relay
    • 1x Grove Buzzer
    • 1x Grove 4 Digit Seven Segment Display
    • 1x Grove PIR Sensor
    • 1x Grove Ultrasonic Range Finder
  • Analog Grove Modules
    • 1x Grove Light Sensor
    • 1x Grove Rotary Angle Sensor (Potentiometer)
    • 1x Grove Sound Sensor
    • 1x Grove Moisture Sensor
    • 1x Grove Temperature Humidity Sensor
  • Grove Cables
  • Grove Starter Guide/Manual

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See the ecosystem in action

Trigger a voice call when your LaunchPad detects water. 

In this demo, we are using the MSP430F5529 LaunchPad + CC3100 WiFi BoosterPack + Grove Moisture Sensor. This was programmed using Energia & leveraging code generated by Temboo.

Creating a SubGHz RF sensor network with a WiFi gateway.

In this demo, we created several wireless sensor nodes. Each wireless node features a unique sensor from Seeed Studio, which interfaces to a TI LaunchPad + CC110L Sub-GHz RF BoosterPack + Battery BoosterPack. The SubGHz-to-RF Gateway was created using the CC3200 WiFi LaunchPad paired with the CC110L SubGHz RF BoosterPack. This was all programmed using Energia.