Grove Zero - DC Motor

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The DC motor is a rotary electrical machine powered by the gear box with direct current. It makes a shaft and anything attached to the shaft rotate, most commonly found attached to a robot wheel.

Module Category: Output

Color: White

What Is It

The DC motor is a rotary electrical machine powered by the gear box with direct current. It makes a shaft and anything attached to the shaft rotate.

Grove Zero Series Introduction:

Grove Zero is a set of programmable elctronic building blocks which snap together with magentic connections & are used in conjuction with graphical programming software to achieve creative and functional projects. Grove Zero can be used boths as a tool to foster children's creativty as a classroom tool for STEM education. Learn more about the series here.

If this is your first experience with the Grove Zero series, we recommend that you purchase introductory kits such as the Starter KitCar Kit or Bit Kit, which include instructional documentation to help you get familiar with this educational series.

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How It Works

The DC motor converts electric signals into mechanical signals. By controlling the signals sent to the motor, we can decide what speed and direction of the motor will be.

The stronger the electric signals are, the faster the motor rotates. When the signals become a negative number, the motor starts rotating in an opposite direction. For example, if the signal powers are 100%, the DC motor will rotate clockwise in a full speed; if the signal powers are -100%, the DC motor will rotate counterclockwise in a full speed.

Note: Only use batteries to charge the motor, not the mainboard.

Try it

Connect modules together as shown below, move the slider and see what happens with the motor:

- Main Board BLE

- Battery

- Slider

- DC Motor


Real World Examples



Technical Specifications:

Power Supply :Grove Zero Battery Module

Working Voltage: 5V

Working Current: 1.5A (Max)

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Programming Platform



CodeCraft is our graphical programming tool which brings hardware to life. Codecraft is regularly updated with demos and example projects to help you get your first project running ASAP! 

Recommended Ages: All ages


Easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code