I am new to programming in general and also new to using micro controllers. I have a number of projects in mind, but what’s holding me back is the lack of knowledge on sensors. I stumbled across the seeed block system then the grove. My first question is: Are these modular sensor systems a good starting place for learning how to use them and are they worth the money? I am not afraid of soldering. In all honesty, a hakko fx888 was one of my first major purchases. One of my goals is to make my own surface mount and thru hole pcb's.
I’m curious if it would be worth spending 50.00 on either block or grove system or am I better off learning the circuitry and make my own experimenter boards.