Grove Zero - PIR Motion Sensor

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The PIR motion sensor detects if there is a human or animal passing by within its detection range.

Module Category: Input

Color: Blue 

What is it?

The PIR motion sensor detects if there is a human or animal passing by within its detection range.

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?

The PIR motion sensor is the abbreviation for Passive Infrared Motion Sensor, which is made of infrared-sensitive materials.

PIR Motion Sensor is the short for ‘passive infrared motion sensor’, it is made of a special material that is sensitive to infrared(IR) light.

When the sensor is idle, it detects the ambient amount of IR radiated from objects in its field of view, like the room furniture or walls. When a human or animal passes by in this area, the infrared radiation intensity varies. That’s how a PIR motion sensor can find an object in a specified area in a range of 3-5 meters.

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

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Try It

Connect modules together as shown below and see what happens when you move the modules to a dark or lighter environment:

--Main Board BLE
--LED Matrix
--PIR Motion Sensor


Real World Analogy

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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 10 (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