Getting Started with Grover

Grover is an awesome programmable tool that teaches people how to code. There are tons of great ways to use the onboard I/O to create a personality for Grover. In this guide we will show you how to get going and have fun with Grover.

1. Install 2x AA batteries


2. Plug Grover into your computer using USB cable.


3. Install Software & Driver

Click the links, download the software and driver and follow the on screen instructions to install them. 

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4. Using Arduino with Grover

Once, you’ve installed and booted Arduino. Click on the “Tools” dropdown And hover over “Board.” Find and select “Arduino Nano”Screen-Shot-2018-12-21-at-11.42.02-AM

5. Select Port

5.1. If you’re using macOS, click on tools, then hover over port and select the option that says “CH340”

5.2. If your using Windows open “Device Manager” and click on “Ports (COM & LPT).” Find where it says “CH340” and make note of the COM port. In this case the COM port is COM19. Next, go back to the Arduino software and click “Tools” then hover over “Port” and select the COM port that you made note of earlier. ch340g_installed_successfully 

6. Create a sketch

A sketch is what code is called in Arduino. We are going to use an example sketch to make sure that everything is working. Start by clicking “File” –> “Examples” –> “Basics” then click “Blink”

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Once, you’ve opened “Blink” this is what it should look like. 

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To make this sketch work with Grover replace where it says “LED_BUILTIN” with the number 5. Screen Shot 2018-12-21 at 12.18.54 PM.png

Then click the arrow on the top left side of the screen to upload your sketch to Grover. Screen Shot 2018-12-21 at 12.20.03 PM The red LED light should be flashing on Grover in 1 second intervals. Try replacing “delay(1000);” with “delay(100);” or any other number and see what happens. 

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