Grove - 6-Axis Accelerometer&Gyroscope


Grove - 6-Axis Accelerometer&Gyroscope is a cost-effective Grove interfaced and integrated sensor combination of 3-axis digital accelerometer and 3-axis digital gyroscope.

With a serious low power consumption digital chip LSM6DS3(datasheet) and power supply regulator inside, it features high sensitivity, green tech and low noise interference. It can be configured to different sensitivity levels of acceleration and different angular rate measurement range. Provided with detailed SDK, it can make the prototyping process quicker and easier.

This product can be used for different applications for tilt, motion, and tap sensings, such as robotics, IoT devices and consumer electronic devices.


  • Grove interfaced and cost-effective.
  • Digital-output for 6 DOF motion data.
  • ±2/±4/±8/±16 g full scale leaner acceleration sensing range for various environment.
  • ±125, ±245, ±500, ±1000, ±2000 degree per seconds(dps) for angular rate measurement range make it versatile.
  • Detailed SDK for easier programming.
  • Regulated power supply for reliable data to be collected.
  • Programmed interrupts for different event.
  • 8 kB data buffering.


More details about Grove modules please refer to Grove System

Application ideas

  • Robotics
  • Consumer-level aircraft
  • Computer input devices
  • Wearable devices.
  • IoT things


For detailed information please refer to datasheet.

Parameter Value
Analog supply voltage: 5V/3.3V(DC)
Power consumption: 0.9 mA in combo normal mode and 1.25 mA in combo high-performance mode up to 1.6 kHz
Linear acceleration measurement range ±2/±4/±8/±16 g full scale (typical value)
Angular rate measurement range ±125, ±245, ±500, ±1000, ±2000 dps(typical value)
Linear acceleration sensitivity 0.061(FS = ±2), 0.122(FS = ±4), 0.244(FS = ±8), 0.488(FS = ±16) mg/LSB
Angular rate sensitivity 4.375(FS = ±125), 8.75(FS = ±245), 17.50(FS = ±500), 35(FS = ±1000), 70(FS = ±2000)

Platforms Supported


If no version number is not represented for a specific platform, it means this product support all versions within this platform. But you will need additional corresponding Grove shield board such as Grove - Base Shield v2.

Hardware Overview

Grove Port
Connect main control board such as Seeeduino board with driver board.

Main MCU.

Parts list

Parts name Quantity
Grove - 6-Axis Accelerometer&Gyroscope 1PC
Grove wire 1PC

Get started

Material required

  • Seeeduino * 1

  • Grove - Base Shield v2


Refer to following guides to build an appropriate IDE:


We have chosen Seeeduino and it is compatible with Arduino in this case. You can also use Arduino board instead.

Getting Started on Windows

Getting Started on Mac OS X

Hardware connections


Plug Grove - 6-Axis Accelerometer&Gyroscope to I2C interface on Grove - Base shield. Connect power supply with USB cable.

A little demo

Download the library for Grove - 6-Axis Accelerometer&Gyroscope. Refer to Guide to use demos downloaded from Seeed’s Github for quicker flashing your code to main controller board. There are three demo examples in total in sub directory examples.


ArduinoWioBeagleBoneRaspberry PiLinkIt ONE


The platforms mentioned above as supported is/are an indication of the module's hardware or theoritical compatibility. We only provide software library or code examples for Arduino platform in most cases. It is not possible to provide software library / demo code for all possible MCU platforms. Hence, users have to write their own software library.

Help us make it better

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  • Replaced the old documentation system with a new one that was developed from Mkdocs, a more widely used and cooler tool to develop documentation system.
  • Integrated the documentation system with our official website, now you can go to Bazaar and other section like Forum and Community more conveniently.
  • Reviewed and rewrote documents for hundreds of products for the system’s first edition, and will continue migrate documents from old wiki to the new one.

An easy-to-use instruction is as important as the product itself. We are expecting this new system will improve your experience when using Seeed’s products. However since this is the first edition, there are still many things need to improve, if you have any suggestions or findings, you are most welcome to submit the amended version as our contributor or give us suggestions in the survey below, Please don’t forget to leave your email address so that we can reply.

Happy hacking