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Go!Motion is our next-generation motion detector that connects directly to a computer’s USB port—eliminating the need for an additional data-collection interface.


Go!Motion is used to collect position, velocity and acceleration data of moving objects. Go!Motion’s USB port allows for direct connection to a computer’s USB port, which simplifies experiment set up.

  • Students learn experientially as they graph the motion of a ball, a cart on a ramp, pendulum motion, or themselves. Go!Motion is easy to use, allowing students to focus on learning scientific concepts instead of setting up the lab.
  • Go!Motion’s head pivots to match the needs of your lab. Flip the head halfway for monitoring the motion of a cart on a track, or flip 180° to record motion data from a tripod.
  • Use the metal screw mount to attach the Go!Motion to a track, such as the Vernier Dynamics System, for studies of velocity and acceleration.
  • Go!Motion features reduced noise and automatic temperature compensation to ensure motion readings are continuously accurate.
  • The sensitivity switch lets you customize settings to your experiment.
  • Measure motion data as close as 15 cm and as far away as 6 m!

Multiple Connection Options

Go!Motion can be used with:

Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award 2012

Teacher Pack of 8 Go!Motions

Save money when you purchase the Go!Motion Teacher Pack! Includes 8 Go!Motion USB motion detectors and a site license of Logger Lite software.



  • Range: 0.15 to 6 m
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Temperature Compensation: Automatic
  • Accuracy: 2mm
  • Ultrasound Frequency: 50 kHz
  • Power Consumption: 51 mA
  • Power Source: USB or 4 AA batteries

Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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What’s Included

Sensor Requirements

Go!Motion is a USB sensor and can plug directly to your computer USB port without the need of an interface.

You can also plug a Go!Motion directly into the USB port on a LabQuest interface.

Go!Motion includes Logger Lite data-collection software.


“Between the interface to the software and the number of possible applications, this is one of the most modular and versatile tools of scientific investigation a physics teacher is likely to encounter…. Putting it all together, if you want a device that just works for you, no questions asked, I would strongly recommend the Go!Motion sensor from Vernier.”

Read the full review from NSTA Recommends »

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Go!Motion Teacher PackGO-MOT-TP$846
    Optional Accessories
    Digital Extension CableEXT-BTD$12
    Digital Sensor CableMDC-BTD$5
    Go! Motion to Calculator CableGM-CALC$8
    Go! Motion to Calculator Mini-USB portTI-GMUSB$7
    Motion Detector BracketMDB-VDS$11
    Motion Detector ClampMD-CLAMP$7

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    U.S. Educator Price $109

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