Grove Smart Agriculture Kit with Raspberry Pi 4 - designed for Microsoft FarmBeats for Students
Classroom-ready hardware kits with all the hardware needed for Microsoft FarmBeats for Students lessons.
Learn about data-driven farming using AI, Machine learning and IoT with free curated curriculums and lessons from Microsoft. Students can immerse themselves with hands-on activities and build a garden monitoring system with this kit.
This kit includes a Raspberry Pi 4 development board.
Please Kindly Note:
This version of the kit includes a Raspberry Pi 4. If you already have a Raspberry Pi 4 in your hands, please feel free to choose this kit that does not include a Raspberry Pi 4.
Grove Smart Agriculture Kit w/o Raspberry Pi 4 for Microsoft FarmBeats
Offers new tools for STEM Education learners
Easy-to-use and low-cost hardware kit
Provides real-time data collection
Build your own Machine Learning models
Introduce Microsoft responsible AI framework
What is FarmBeats for Students?
Microsoft FarmBeats for Students is an interactive STEM education program, that provides teachers and students with tools to explore big data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and IoT technologies.
How This Kit Work with Software to Realize Data-Driven Farming
With the combination of software, hardware kit, and curricula resources, the students get a hands-on and immersive experience in the process of learning, to learn about sensor technology, how the changes of data collected from different sensors affect the growth of the crops; thus, they understand soil condition and crop health, etc., and make better decisions with data-driven insights.
To Collect Data
This Grove Smart Agriculture Kit is a hardware kit that consists of an array of multiple sensors measuring soil temperature, soil moisture, sunlight, and air temperature & humidity and other parameters that are crucial for plant growth. With a relay, you can also configure the hardware kit with other hardware modules, to further extend the function from monitoring to controlling such as turn on/off the switch for irrigation or turn on/off the lighting.
(student learning with FarmBeast for Students in the garden)
Combined with software and curriculum & resources, this kit is highly suitable for use in different scenarios, no matter in the classroom, at home, at maker spaces/ fab labs or through distance learning courses:
School garden monitoring
Home garden monitoring
Distance teaching /learning
Hobby and DIY projects
Gross weight (incl. package) 440.0 Gram
Dimensions (incl. package) 200 x 130 x 75 MM
|Raspberry Pi 4 Computer Model 2GB V1.2||1|
|Wall Adapter Power Supply||1|
|Grove Base Hat for Raspberry Pi with a Fan||1|
|One Wire Temperature Sensor||1|
|Grove - Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor||1|
|Grove - Sunlight Sensor||1|
|Grove Temperature & Humidity Sensor||1|
|Grove - Relay||1|
|Grove - Dual Button||1|
|micro SD Card with Card Reader - 32GB||1|
|USB to TTL Serial Cable||1|
Free Curriculum & Resources
With the partnership between Microsoft and the National FFA organization, FREE curated curriculum and activities are designed to give students hands-on experience building a plant management system for use in classrooms, gardens, and greenhouses.
Please visit Microsoft FarmBeats for Student program page for the curriculum and abundant resources of teachers' guide book and students' activities as well as PowerPoint slides and outline for lectures related to the AI4K12 Five Big Ideas for artificial intelligence.