LimeSDR have partnered with Seeed Studio to develop a low cost SDR starter kit for learning SDR basics and experimenting with IoT applications. The kit costs US$249 and includes a LimeSDR Mini and the Grove Starter Kit. The Grove kit is simply a set of various sensors such as temperature, sound, light, ultrasonic, touch, rotary as well as interface components like buzzers, an LCD screen, and LEDs. It also includes the GrovePi+ which is a board that allows you to easily interface the Grove sensors with a Raspberry Pi. Adding a LimeSDR Mini as well as the Grove kit to a Raspberry Pi could allow for easy wireless and IoT experimentation. To make it even easier the LimeSDR team have created a ScratchRadio extension that supports the LimeSDR and Grove kit combination. ScratchRadio is a kid friendly visual programming environment.
The kit packages a LimeSDR Mini with antennas optimised for 433/868/915 MHz unlicensed bands, plus a GrovePi+ and selection of incredibly useful Grove sensors and outputs, many of which are supported by a Scratch extension. When combined with our ScratchRadio extension, this will allow the creation of simple and fun applications that integrate SDR capabilities and peripheral I/O.
Of course, use is not limited to Scratch and educational environments, and we’ll also be putting together examples that demonstrate how the kit can be used to develop applications that integrate with existing off-the-shelf systems, such as wireless thermostats and remote controls.
- 1 x LimeSDR Mini
- 2 x Antennas optimised for 433/868/915MHz unlicensed bands use
- 1 x Acrylic base plate
- 1 x Short USB extension
- 1 x GrovePi+
- 1 x Grove - Ultrasonic Ranger
- 1 x Grove - Temp&Humi Sensor
- 1 x Grove - Temperature Sensor
- 1 x Grove - Rotary Angle Sensor
- 1 x Grove - Button
- 1 x Grove - Light Sensor v1.2
- 1 x Grove - 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer (±1.5 g)
- 1 x Grove - Relay
- 1 x Grove - Sound Sensor
- 1 x Grove - LCD RGB Backlight
- 1 x Grove - Buzzer
- 1 x Grove - Red LED
- 1 x Grove - LED Bar 2.0
- 1 x Grove - Touch Sensor
- 1 x Grove - Piezo Vibration Sensor
Just add your own Raspberry Pi, power supply, and microSD card!
The kit costs US$249 and is currently available for preorder on the LimeSDR Mini CrowdSupply page.