The Grove IoT Commercial Gateway Kit from Seeed is the result of a partnership between Microsoft and Intel to create a starter kit for rapidly prototyping commercial IoT gateways. This kit finally makes it easy to setup and create Azure IoT Gateways with the Gateway SDK on a physical device. And, it’s powered by an Intel NUC and Wind River Linux.

Grove IoT Commercial Gateway Kit Overview

Here’s a brief overview of the features of this kit:

  • Azure IoT Gateway & Azure IoT device SDK supported
  • Intel NUC Kit DE3815TYKE
  • 802.11 ac Wifi enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Plug-n-play Grove system
  • Runs Wind River Linux

Purchase for ~$299 USD from Seeed

Intel NUC Kit Overview

The Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a next generation, more compact computing device. It’s a complete desktop computer packed into a small package that has a chassis size of 7.47″ x 4.56″ x 1.57″. It also features an Intel Atom CPU / Processor and supports up to 8GB RAM / Memory.

Here’s the full specifications of the Intel NUC Kit DE3815TYKE that comes with this Grove IoT Commercial Gateway Kit:

  • CPU: Intel Atom E3815 (512KB Cache, 1.46 Ghz)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (up to 400 Mhz)
  • Storage: Built-in 4 GB eMMC device with Supports internal 2.5″ HDD or SSD
  • Memory: Up to 8 GB DDR3L (1333/1600 Mhz) via SO-DIMM slot-half-length min PCIe slot
  • Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth, 802.11ac, 2×2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, HMC
  • External: USB 3.0, Five USB 2.0 (2 back, 3 internal), HDMI, Headphone/microphone jack, Gigabit LAN

Here’s a link to a documentation article that will guide you through setting up the Grove IoT Commercial Gateway Kit as an Azure IoT Gateway:

Set up Intel NUC as an IoT gateway

Full Parts List

Here’s the list of all the parts and contents of the Grove IoT Commercial Gateway Kit:

  • 1x Intel NUC Kit DE3815TYKE with 4G Memory and Bluetooth expansion card
  • 1x Grove Base Shield v2 (compatible with Arduino boards*, same pinout as Arduino Uno R3)
  • Grove Plug-n-play Sensors:
    • 1x Button
    • 1x Sound Sensor v1.2
    • 1x Touch
    • 1x Light Sensor v1.2
    • 1x Temperature Sensor v1.1
    • 1x Rotary Angle Sensor(P)
    • 1x Piezo Vibration Sensor
  • Grove Plug-n-play Actuators:
    • 1x LCD RGB Backlight
    • 1x Buzzer
    • 1x Red LED
    • 1x Green LED
    • 1x Blue LED
    • 1x Gear Stepper Motor with Driver
  • Other:
    • 14x 26AWG Grove Cable
    • 1x B to A Type USB Cable (0.5m)

* NOTE: This kit does NOT include the Arduino / Genuine 101, or Texas Instrument Sensor Tag.

 

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified (MCSD) Azure Solutions Architect. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

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