Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology


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


Go!Motion is used to collect the position, velocity and acceleration data of moving objects. Go!Motion connects directly to a computer or Chromebook USB port making it fast and easy to set up experiments and start collecting a wide range of real-time motion data.

Go!Motion can track objects as close fifteen centimeters and as far away as six meters. The sensor also features reduced noise and temperature compensation to ensure accuracy.

  • Analyze the motion of a ball, a cart on a ramp, or a pendulum
  • Adjust sensitivity to track the motion of objects close to Go!Motion or up to six meters away
  • Attach Go!Motion to a track like the one included in the Vernier Dynamics Cart and Track System to study velocity and acceleration

Versatile Data Collection Options

  • USB Port: Connects to a computer, Chromebook, or LabQuest 2. Go!Motion can also connect to a TI-84 Plus calculator or TI-Nspire handheld (requires a different USB cable).
  • Digital Sensor Port: LabQuest 2, LabQuest Mini, LabPro, CBL 2, and TI-Nspire Lab Cradle through the digital port (additional cable required)
  • TI Calculator I/O Port: Go!Motion can also connect directly to the I/O port of TI graphing calculators (requires a specialized cable).
Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award 2012

Teacher Pack of 8 Go!Motions

Save money when you purchase the Go!Motion Teacher Pack, which includes eight Go!Motion USB motion detectors.

Sample Data



  • 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/DIG (Computers, LabQuest) or 4 AA batteries (Calculators)
View the Go!Motion user manual


“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 »

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

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Compatibility Requirements

What’s Included


  • Vernier Go!Motion
  • Standard USB cable
  • User manual

Go!Motion Teacher Pack

  • 8 Vernier Go!Motion
  • 8 Standard USB cables
  • User manual

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go!Motion Teacher PackGO-MOT-TP$962
Optional Accessories
Digital Extension CableEXT-BTD$12
Digital Sensor CableMDC-BTD$5
Go!Motion to Calculator Mini-USB portTI-GMUSB$7
Motion Detector ClampMD-CLAMP$10


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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

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