Motion Detector

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The Motion Detector is used to measure position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects.

Description

The Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position of carts, balls, people, and other objects.

  • Measure objects as close as 15 cm and as far away as 6 m.
  • Sensitivity switch reduces noise and produces higher quality data for studying dynamics carts on tracks.
  • Attaches easily to the Vernier Dynamics System.
  • Pivoting head allows for flexibility in the experiment setup.

You may also want to purchase the Motion Detector Clamp to attach the Motion Detector to a variety of objects such as table tops, ring stands, etc.

Sample Data

Videos

Specifications

  • Range: 0.15 to 6 m
  • Resolution: 1 mm
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Sensor Requirements

The Motion Detector may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Motion DetectorMD-BTD$79
Optional Accessories
Digital Extension CableEXT-BTD$12
Motion Detector ClampMD-CLAMP$10

Support

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