Get Started with the UP Squared* Grove IoT Development Kit

Computing devices like the UP² board can allow attackers to obtain unauthorized disclosure of information through attacks known as Meltdown and Spectre. For the security patch to address these attacks, see http://www.aaeon.com/en/ni/security-announcement-intel-side-channel-vulnerability.

Follow these steps to connect your board to Arduino Create* and begin working with your development kit.

You’ll walk through the following basic steps:

Make Board Connections
Connect the Grove Pi+* board and cables, then power on your UP²* board.


Connect to Arduino Create*
Sign up for an Arduino Create account and connect the UP² board to the Arduino Create Web Editor.


Run the Blink Application
Find and run a sample application to blink an LED on your board.


Before you begin: Gather your materials

Gather your items from this kit:

You’ll also need the following, not included in the kit:

  • Ethernet cable and internet access
  • A host computer, connected to the Internet.

If your host computer has Windows*, note that Windows 7 is not supported. Microsoft Internet Explorer* is also not supported.

Your prototyping environment

When you've completed the steps in this guide, your environment will be set up like this:

You'll be able to code your sketches, and upload and run them on your UP² board via the cloud from your host computer.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.