Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison
Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison
Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison

This instructable will teach you how to install Grove library and run basic demos for the Grove starter kit plus gen 2 on the Intel Edison platform.

The following material is required for this instructable:

  • (1) Intel Edison + Arduino breakout board
  • (1) Grove starter kit plus gen 2
  • (2) USB micro-B cables

    Before you start make sure your Intel Edison is ready to use. If you just bought it then you need to install all the requiered software, drives and update the boards firmware. The following links explain in detail about the process:

  • Getting Started Guide - Windows (old version, but I followed this)
  • Intel Edison Board (more complete guide)
  • Intel download page (to download all the required software)
  • Flashing Edison (instructions to flash your Edison to the latest firmware, recommended if its a new board)

    Step 1: Download the library

    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison

    To install the Grove library follow this link to the github official web page: https://github.com/Seeed-Studio/Sketchbook_Starter_Kit_V2.0

    Then in the right side click on "Download ZIP" button and the download will start automatically.

    Step 2: Install library

    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison
    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison

    Locate the file, open it and navigate to the folders as showed in the images.

    Copy the content of the folder to your Arduino folder (most of the cases under my documents folder).

    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison
    Installing Grove Library.avi4 MB

    Step 3: Arduino IDE

    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison

    Open your Arduino IDE, if it was open before you copied the files, then restart Arduino IDE.

    Now under "File >> Sketches" you will see some examples for your Grove Starter Kit.

    Step 4: Connecting

    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison
    Installing Grove Library for Intel Edison

    From your kit we will only use the followng items:

  • Temperature sensor
  • Buzzer
  • RGB LCD

    Connect as showed in the images. Temperature sensor is on "A0', buzzer is on "D3' and the RGB LCD could be connected in any "I2C" slot.

    Step 5: Runinng examples

    Now lets test every component. For this part we will use only examples to see if everything works fine.

    Temperature Sensor

    Open "File >> Sketches >> Grove_Temperature_Sensor" and upload it.

    Open your terminal, you will see the temperature that your sensor is "sensing". Try to put your finger on it and the temperature will change.

    Buzzer

    Now it is time to make some noise, open the sketch "File >> Sketches >> Grove_Buzzer". Upload this sketch and you will hear part of the "twinkle twinkle little star" song.

    RGB LCD

    Now it is time to test the RBG LCD, open "File >> Sketches >> Grove_RGB_Backlight_LCD >> HelloWorld". This file contains interesting things like set the backlight color, display "hello, world!" and print the number of seconds since it has been working.

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