We’ve updated the training materials for learning XOD at: https://www.biomaker.org - We now have a multi-step set of materials.:
Stage-1 is for newcomers to XOD, based on the Seeed Studio Grove Beginner Kit and with free handbook (available to download as a PDF in English or Spanish). Stage 1 — Biomaker.org
Stage-2 includes a custom stand for the Grove Beginner Kit from Totemmaker ( https://totemmaker.net/wiki/rack-for-grove-kits/ and an expanded set of components that provide timing, new sensors and displays to experiment with. These are particularly useful for applications in biology - measurements or control in the laboratory or in the field.
The hardware is relatively accessible and low-cost - and all of the support materials are freely available. Recorded Stage-1 introductory videos are available on the YouTube Biomaker channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQhsqtMhPYAxhS5Us50yT9g