Grove Zero - 9-Axis Motion Sensor

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The 9 Axis Motion is a powerful motion sensor that can track motions like tilt, free fall, shake as well as detecting object orientation and work as a compass.

Module Category: Input

Color: Blue 

What is it?

The 9-axis motion sensor features powerful motion detection for events like tilt, shake, free fall, etc. It can also sense direction and work as a compass to detect the magnetic intensity of the Earth.

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 Kit, Car Kit or Bit Kit, which include instructional documentation to help you get familiar with this educational series.

Read further for more details about the product as well as the Additional Resources tab just below the scrollable images, and if you still can’t find the information you need, contact us via our social media which can be found at the bottom of the page.

How this module works?

It is composed of a 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, all built into one single microchip. Combined as one complex micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), these sensors are able to detect speed, direction, rotation, and to output their information as forms of acceleration (unit: mg), compass orientation (unit: °) and rotary angle (unit: °).

The 9-axis motion sensor is pre-programmed so that it can automatically detect motions like tilt, shake and free fall.

You can program the 9-axis Motion Sensor very easily with Codecraft to achieve more creative and challenging projects.

9axismotionsensor infographic

Try It

Connect modules together as shown below and tilt to see what happens.

--Main Board BLE
--LED Matrix
--9-axis Motion Sensor


Real World Analogy

9axismotionsensor anology


Technical Specifications:

Technical Specifications

Power Supply :Grove Zero battery module
Working Voltage: 5V
Working Current: 1.5A (Max)
Power Indication LED

 Other Details:

Other Details

Weight 15 (g)
Age for Use: 8+




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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