Interfaces

An interface translates information from the sensor to graphing software on a computer or handheld device. The result is real-time graphing of scientific phenomena.

Standalone, Computer, Chromebook, Mobile, and BYOD Data Collection

LabQuest 2
Vernier LabQuest 2

The freedom to inquire.
The technology to excel.

  • Use as a standalone data logger with all of the Vernier sensors.
  • Connect to a Windows or Macintosh computer for use with Logger Pro.
  • Share data wirelessly to iPad® devices, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and other mobile devices.

Computer Data Collection

Recommended interfaces for students using computers at each lab station

Recommended Interface

LabQuest Mini
Vernier LabQuest Mini

Affordable. Powerful. Easy to Use.

The perfect solution for educators collecting data with a computer, LabQuest Mini communicates with Logger Lite and Logger Pro software for powerful analysis and curricular support.

Additional Interfaces for Computers

Interface Comparison for Computers

LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link
Maximum Sampling Rate 100,000 samples per second USB: 100,000 samples per second
Wireless: >1,000 samples per second
200 samples per second
Compatible Vernier Sensors Over 80 Over 80 Over 60
Built-in Color Screen Yes No No
Wireless Connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi) Yes (Bluetooth®) No
Power Source Rechargeable battery or AC power Rechargeable battery or AC power USB
Built-in Sensors GPS, Accelerometer, Temperature, Light, Microphone None None
Supports Multiple Sensors Simultaneously 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 $199 $61
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link

Chromebook Data Collection

Recommended interfaces for students using Chromebooks

Recommended Interface

LabQuest Mini
Vernier Mini

Affordable. Powerful. Easy to Use.

The perfect solution for educators collecting data with a Chromebook, LabQuest Mini communicates with our Graphical Analysis for Chrome app for data collection and analysis.

Additional Interfaces for Chromebooks

Interface Comparison for Chromebook

LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest MiniRecommended Go!Link
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link
Maximum Sampling Rate 100,000 samples per second USB: 100,000 samples per second
Wireless: >1,000 samples per second
200 samples per second
Compatible Vernier Sensors Over 90 Over 60 Over 50
Built-in Color Screen Yes No No
Wireless Connectivity Yes Yes No
Power Source Rechargeable battery or AC power Rechargeable battery or AC power USB
Built-in Sensors GPS, Accelerometer, Temperature, Light, Microphone None None
Supports Multiple Sensors Simultaneously Yes (5 channels) Yes (5 channels) No (1 channel)
Data-collection Software Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download) Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download) Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download)
Price $329 $199 $61
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link

Tablet and Mobile Devices Data Collection

Recommended interfaces for students using iPad, iPhone®, iPod® touch and Android devices

Recommended Interface

LabQuest Stream
Vernier LabQuest Stream

Mobile-friendly technology that expands possibilities

With LabQuest Stream, our wireless and USB sensor interface, students have the freedom and flexibility to simultaneously collect data from multiple Vernier sensors using a mobile device, a Chromebook, or a computer. Just like the name suggests, students can stream data directly to a mobile device using Bluetooth® connectivity.

Additional Interfaces for Tablets and Mobile Devices

Interface Comparison for Tablet and Mobile Devices

LabQuest 2 LabQuest StreamRecommended Go Wireless Link
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream Go Wireless Link
Connection for Mobile Devices Wi-Fi Bluetooth Smart
Compatible Vernier Sensors Over 90 Over 40
Stream Sensor Data to Multiple Devices Simultaneously Yes No
Supports Multiple Sensors Simultaneously Yes No
Supports Digital Sensors Yes No
Maximum Sampling Rate 100,000 samples per second 20 samples per second
Data-Collection and Analysis Software Graphical Analysis app Graphical Analysis app
Power Source Rechargeable battery or AC power Rechargeable battery
Price $329 $99
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream Go Wireless Link

Engineering Data Acquisition

Recommended for engineering education, sensor-control projects, and robotics

Interface Comparison for Engineering Data Acquisition

SensorDAQ myDAQ Adapter NXT Sensor Adapter Vernier Arduino Interface Shield
SensorDAQ Vernier myDAQ Adapter NXT Sensor Adapter Vernier Arduino Interface Shield
Recommended For LabVIEW programming, data acquisition, introduction to engineering, sensor control projects Expanding NI myDAQ to use Vernier sensors Expanding NXT and EV3 robotics engineering with the use of Vernier sensors Connect Vernier sensors to Arduino microcontrollers
Supported Platforms Windows computers NI myDAQ interface LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT and EV3 Arduino
Channels 3 analog, 1 digital, screw terminals: 2 analog in, 1 analog out, 4 digital I/O, 1 counter/timer 2 analog and 1 digital 1 analog 2 analog and 2 digital
Compatible Vernier Sensors 60 60 30 70
Compatible Software LabVIEW LabVIEW LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT, LabVIEW Arduino
Curriculum None Sample sketches and projects
Price $199 $59 $39 $25
SensorDAQ NI myDAQ Adapter NXT Sensor Adapter Vernier Arduino Interface Shield

Texas Instruments Handheld Data Collection

Recommended interfaces for classrooms using Texas Instruments handhelds

Interface Comparison for TI Handhelds

CBL 2 TI-Nspire Lab Cradle EasyLink
CBL 2 TI-Nspire Lab Cradle EasyLink
Calculator Compatibility All TI graphing calculators except the TI-82, TI-84 Plus CE, TI-85, and TI-Nspire All models of TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS (Clickpad, Touchpad, and CX) All models of TI-84 (Plus, Silver Edition, C, and CE), TI-Nspire, and TI-Nspire CAS
Channels 3 analog and 1 Digital 3 Analog, 2 Digital 1 analog
Number of Compatible Sensors 66 68 55
Use with Motion Detectors, Photogates Yes Yes No (For motion, CBR 2 can be purchased separately)
Use with Microphones Yes Yes No
Maximum Sampling Rate 50,000 samples per second 100,000 samples per second 200 samples per second
Included Sensors Voltage, Light, Temperature None None
Supported Calculator Software EasyData and DataMate DataQuest EasyData and DataQuest
Support for TI-Nspire Computer Software No Yes Yes (with a separate adapter)
Price $166 $145 $59
CBL 2 TI-Nspire Lab Cradle EasyLink

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