Gravity: Digital PIR (Motion) Sensor for Arduino

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This is a PIR (passive infrared motion) sensor designed to work with Arduino and Raspberry PiIt allows you to sense motion, it is commonly used to detect whether a human has moved in or out of the sensors range. They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don't wear out. For that reason they are commonly found in appliances and gadgets used in homes or businesses. They are often referred to as PIR, "Passive Infrared", "Pyroelectric", or "IR motion" sensors.

This PIR (Motion) Sensor can detect the infrared signals from human body or other animals and triggers with movement. So it can be applied to a variety of scenarios which require motion detection. Conventional pyroelectric infrared sensors require body pyroelectric infrared detector, integrated chipsets, complex peripheral circuit. So the size is slightly big, circuit is complex, and reliability is slightly lower. We bring this new pyroelectric infrared motion sensor which is specially designed for your Arduino projects, an integrated digital body pyroelectric and infrared sensor, with small size, high reliability, low power consumption, and simple peripheral circuit. Very simple to use in any project.

To ease the difficult of using this sensor,  a Gravity Interface is adapted to allow plug&play.  The Arduino IO expansion shield is the best match for this sound senor connecting to your Arduino. As this sensor can work at 3.3V which make it compatible with Raspberry Piintel edison, joule and curie. 

PIR (Motion) Sensor Project 1: How to Make A Terrifying Halloween Gadget

This is a simple but fun application for Halloween. All you need is a mask, a stepper motor, a micro-controller, a motor driver, a MP3 module and some wires as well as batteries. 

Hardware components:

DFRduino UNO R3 - Arduino Compatible

TMC260 Stepper Motor Driver Shield For Arduino

Bipolar Stepper Motor with Planet Gear Box (

DFPlayer - A Mini MP3 Player For Arduino

Gravity: Digital PIR (Motion) Sensor For Arduino

PIR (Motion) Sensor Project 2. How To Make A Naptime Monitor With Raspberry Pi and LattePanda

Hardware components:

Gravity: Digital PIR (Motion) Sensor For Arduino

Raspberry Pi

PIR (Motion) Sensor Project 3. How to Make an Automatic Christmas Tree

With all the lights and decorations that people use at Christmas, power is left on all the time and electricity bills skyrocket. I made this motion detecting Christmas tree light setup that only turns on when people are nearby. It also plays music using one of our new products – the DFSpeaker v1.0!

Hardware components:
Regular power extension lead (with some modifications)


  • Moving human detection.
  • Occupancy detection.
  • Security systems.


  • Input Voltage: 3.3 ~ 5V, 6V Maximum
  • Working Current: 15uA
  • Working Temperature: -20 ~ 85 ℃
  • Output Voltage: High 3V, low 0V
  • Output Delay Time(High Level): About 2.3 to 3 Seconds
  • Detection angle: 100 °
  • Detection distance: 7 meters
  • Output Indicator LED(When output HIGH, it will be ON)
  • Pin limit current: 100mA
  • Connection Interface: PH2.0-3
  • Module size: 30mm × 22mm(1.18"x0.87")


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Gravity: Digital PIR (Motion) Sensor for Arduino

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