How to connect Grove to your board
You need a Grove Expansion Board which to attach the Grove modules. The Grove Expansion Board provides the processing power, and the modules offer the input sensors and output actuators of your system. There are many Grove Expansion Board for different platform already, they include Arduino UNO, Particle Phone, BeagleBone board etc.
There are intotal 16 grove connectors on the Base Shield, here we use a table to show the details.
Apart from the rich grove connectors, on the board you can also see an RST button, a green LED to indicating power status, ICSP pin, a toggle switch and four row of pinouts. There is no need to explain the RST button and LED, but you really need to know below two features that is very important for your usage.
Every Grove connector has four wires, one of which is the VCC. However, not every micro-controller main board needs a supply voltage of 5V, some need 3.3V. That's why we add a power toggle switch to Base Shield v2 so that you can select the suitable voltage of the micro-controller main board you are using via this switch.
For example, if you are using Arduino UNO with Base Shield v2, please turn the switch to 5v position; while using Seeeduino Arch with Base Shield v2, please turn the switch to 3.3v.
The pinout of Base Shield V2 is the same as Arduino Uno R3, however Arduino Uno is not the board one that the Base Shield V2 is compatible with, here we listed the boards that we have confirmed that can be used with Base Shield V2.
Arduino Mega / Seeeduino Mega
Arduino Leonardo / Seeeduino Lite