Thank you so much for your attention!!! But, the application was closed. Selection process is still ongoing. (12th, Aug update)

Here’s a contest for you!

We’re going to launch a new Grove Toy kit. It’s for you to hack or DIY your toys to fit with your own personality. We choose several components that are suitable to Toy spirit from our existing Grove category. Everything seems fine but we do need more real-world applications and step-by-step instructions to inspire the folks. So, here’s your chance.

Pack list of Toy kit:

1x Stem – Base Shield

1x Twig – I2C 3-axis Accelerometer

1x Twig – PIR Motion Sensor

1x Twig – Sound Sensor

1x Twig – I2C Touch Sensor

1x Twig – Buzzer

1x Twig – OLED Display 128*64

1x Twig – Chainable RGB LED

1x Twig – Vibrator

1x Twig – Sound Recorder

5x Grove – Universal 4 Pin cable

This isn’t a finalized part list, and we can modify some parts of it for you if your project rocks!

How it works:

Apply for this contest now with your initial idea of how you’re going to hack your toys with the Grove Toy kit. Each application will be checked by a real human, and then we will choose ten of them to go into the action phase. We will send out the Free Toy kit sample to each those ten entrants so that you can actualize your idea, and write down the step-by-step instruction. Demonstrate the result and send the instruction to us for evaluation. One grand prize winner will get a $200 gift certificate; two first prize winners will each receive a $100 gift certificate; three runner-up prize winners will each get a $50 gift certificate. Also, those instructions will be included in the product manual and their authors’ name will be printed on the contributor list. Of course, we will post the detailed information at every stage and make the process as clear as we can.


  • We don’t restrict the format of the application. Just make a clear plan of your toy-hacking project with our Toy kit, and show us your passions!

  • The necessary hands-on ability is required due to you have to actualize your project and demonstrate the results at the action phase. It would be helpful if you can provide external links to your previous open hardware projects in the application.

  • Your writing skill hasn’t to be excellent but please do make sure your can provide a step-by-step instruction that is readable and repeatable. It would be fantastic if there’re pictures and videos along with the literal description.
  • That’s great if you’re already familiar with Grove products, but it’s absolutely fine if you don’t. Grove is a very simple plug-and-play system, so you may take this chance and start having fun with it now!

Please send your application email to [email protected] before August 11th. We will get back to you asap. Note: This deadline is only for application phase. You would have around One Month after that to accomplish the whole contest.


Here’s the links may help:

More information about Grove System

Introduction about Grove Toy kit

An existing demonstration of Grove Toy kit