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Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor

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The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor couples a 3-axis accelerometer with a stable and accurate force sensor that measures forces as small as ±0.1 N and up to ±50 N. Measure pushes and pulls in the classroom or outdoors. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your platform.

Description

The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor includes a force sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis gyroscope. Take it on a roller coaster, swing, or slide. Suspend several Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensors from the ceiling to perform a 3-D vector force experiment, or attach a string to the hook and whirl it in a horizontal or vertical circle. In wireless mode, your imagination is the only limiting factor!

Go Direct Force and Acceleration can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Investigate Newton’s Third Law by connecting the hooks of two force sensors with a rubber band.
  • Use the force sensor to pull an object across a surface to measure frictional forces.
  • Attach the force sensor to the Centripetal Force Apparatus to measure centripetal force and acceleration simultaneously.
  • Place sensors on Dynamics Carts to investigate forces and accelerations in collisions.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The Go Direct robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation. Monitor battery life directly from our free Graphical Analysis 4 app. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Force: ±50 N
  • Acceleration: 3 axis, ±16 g
  • Gyroscope: 3 axis, 2000°/s
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

View the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Coming Soon

    A future update will support data collection with the Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor and LabQuest 2, a standalone data logger.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.0
    No interface requiredFull support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ChromeVersion 2.7.3
    No interface requiredFuture support
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for iOSVersion 3.2Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    No interface requiredFuture supportFuture support

What’s Included

  • Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor
  • Hook
  • Bumper
  • Nylon screw
  • Accessory rod
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor
Available End of May 2017
GDX-FOR$99
Optional Accessories
Adapter for Pasco CartPCA-DFS$6
Air Track AdapterATA-DFS$65
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89
Force Table AdapterFTA-DFS$35

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