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9 Axes Motion Shield

by Arduino
SKU 1721
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£21.97 inc VAT
£18.31 ex VAT

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The 9 Axes Motion Shield is based on the BNO055 absolute orientation sensor from Bosch Sensortec GmbH.

The BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software.

The sensor features three-dimensional acceleration, yaw rate and magnetic field strength data each in 3 perpendicular axes.

It also provides the sensor fusion signals such as:


  • Quaternion
  • Euler angles
  • Rotation vector
  • Linear acceleration
  • Gravity vector

In addition, it incorporates an intelligent interrupt engine, which allows for triggering interrupts based on:


  • slow or no motion recognition
  • any motion (slope) detection
  • high-g-detection

The maximum length and width of the 9 Axes Motion Shield PCB are 2.7 and 2.1 inches respectively. Four screw holes allow the board to be attached to a surface or case. Note that the distance between digital pins 7 and 8 is 160 mil (0.16"), not an even multiple of the 100 mil spacing of the other pins.

The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield is compatible with Uno, Yùn, Leonardo, Ethernet, Mega and Due boards. When using the Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield, be sure to solder the Interrupt bridge and Reset bridge in the correct position depending on the board used.

Note: The shield is TinkerKit compatible, which means you can quickly create projects by plugging TinkerKit modules to the board.

9 Axes Motion Shield compatibility




Arduino Uno



Arduino Leonardo



Arduino Yun



Arduino Ethernet



Arduino Due



Arduino Mega




  • Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Power Consumption: 50mW

The shield features several TinkerKit input/output and communication interfaces. Connecting TinkerKit modules can simplify the creation of a project or a prototype. The on-board connectors are :


  • TinkerKit Inputs: IN2 and IN3 (in white), these connectors are routed to the Arduino A2 and A3 analog input pins
  • TinkerKit Outputs: OUT5 and OUT6 (in orange), these connectors are routed to the Arduino PWM outputs on pins 5 and 6
  • TinkerKit TWI: these connectors (4-pin in white) are routed on the Arduino TWI interface. Both connect to the same TWI interface to allow you to create a chain of TWI devices

Eagle files


Arduino software

In the Arduino IDE you will find the following examples, go to File -> Examples of Arduino IDE, under NAxesMotion, there are 4 sketches for the use of 9 Axes Motion Shield:


  • Accelerometer: Example code to stream Accelerometer data
  • BareMinimum: Example code to describe the Bare Minimum
  • Euler: Example code to stream Euler data
  • Motion: Example code of a game to demonstrate the Any motion and No motion Interrupt features