Interfaces

Teach hands-on science, math, and engineering with Vernier sensors in your classroom or in the field with a Vernier interface. We offer interfaces for different platform, budget, and data-collection needs.

Standalone, Computer, and Tablet Data Collection

Vernier LabQuest 2

Recommended for most classrooms. Use with or without computers at each lab station, and ideal for field work.

  • Standalone and computer interface
  • Built-in graphing and analysis software
  • Vivid color touch screen
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Compatible with all Vernier sensors

See also

Computer Data Collection

Recommended for classrooms with computers at each lab station.

LabQuest 2 LabQuest Mini Go!Link
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Mini Go!Link
Supported Platforms Computers and standalone Computers Computers
Maximum Sampling Rate 100,000 per second 100,000 per second 200 per second
Compatible Vernier Sensors Over 70 Over 60 50
Built-in Color Screen Yes No No
Wireless Connectivity Yes No No
Power Source Rechargeable Battery or AC power USB USB
Built-in Sensors GPS, Accelerometer, Temperature, Light, Microphone None None
Supports Multiple Sensors Yes (5 channels) Yes (5 channels) No (1 channel)
Field Work Yes With a notebook computer With a notebook computer
Data-collection Software
Price $329 $149 $61
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Mini Go!Link
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Engineering Data Acquisition

Recommended for engineering education, sensor-control projects, and robotics. See a complete list of LabVIEW-supported products »

SensorDAQ NXT Sensor Adapter myDAQ Adapter
SensorDAQ NXT Sensor Adapter Vernier myDAQ Adapter
Recommended For LabVIEW programming, data acquisition, introduction to engineering, sensor control projects Expanding NXT and EV3 robotics engineering with the use of Vernier sensors Expanding NI myDAQ to use Vernier sensors
Supported Platforms Windows Computers LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and EV3 NI myDAQ interface
Channels 3 analog, 1 digital, screw terminals: 2 analog in, 1 analog out, 4 digital I/O, 1 counter/timer 1 analog 2 analog and 1 digital
Compatible Vernier Sensors 60 30 60
Compatible Software LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, LabVIEW LabVIEW
Curriculum None
Price $189 $39 $59
SensorDAQ NXT Sensor Adapter NI myDAQ Adapter
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Texas Instruments Handheld Data Collection

Recommended for classrooms using Texas Instruments handhelds for data collection.

TI-Nspire Lab Cradle LabPro CBL 2 EasyLink
TI-Nspire Lab Cradle LabPro CBL 2 EasyLink
Calculator Compatibility All models of TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS
(Clickpad, Touchpad, and CX)
All TI graphing calculators except the TI-82, TI-85, and TI-Nspire All TI graphing calculators except the TI-82, TI-85, and TI-Nspire TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-Nspire, and TI-Nspire CAS
Channels 3 Analog, 2 Digital 4 analog and 2 digital/sonic 3 analog and 1 digital/sonic 1 analog
Number of compatible sensors 58 59 sensors
(55 with calculators)
54 sensors 45 sensors
Use with Motion Detectors, Photogates Yes Yes Yes No
(For motion, CBR 2 can be purchased separately)
Use with Microphones Yes Yes Yes No
Maximum Sample Rate 100,000 samples per second 50,000 50,000 200
Included sensors None Voltage Voltage, Light, Temperature None
Compatible with Logger Pro software on a computer No Yes No Yes
Price $145 $220 $166 $59
TI-Nspire Lab Cradle LabPro CBL 2 EasyLink
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Getting Started with Data-Collection Technology?

A sensor interface is one component needed for data collection. See what else you need to integrate data-collection technology into your classroom.

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