Does your school use Chromebooks™? Whether you know Chromebooks inside and out or are just learning that Chromebooks do not run Windows® or Mac® software, Vernier has you covered. We have released an update of the free app, Graphical Analysis for Chrome, which is available in the Chrome Web Store.
In the Spring 2015 Caliper, we told you that Graphical Analysis for Chrome can collect data with a Go!Temp, Go!Motion, or Go!Link USB interface. We have now added support for LabQuest Mini, LabQuest, and LabQuest 2. Connect either LabQuest Mini or LabQuest 2 to a Chromebook via USB, and then collect time-based data from more than 40 different sensors, including a Motion Detector. Once you’ve collected data, you can perform curve fits and other analysis and save your data to Google Drive™. You can even export graphs for use in Google Docs™-based reports.
What’s next? Having expanded the list of supported interfaces, we are now turning our attention to adding more data-collection modes, including Events with Entry, which is used heavily in chemistry. We will also add column calculations for data transforms. Transforms allow you to plot linearized graphs such as pressure vs. inverse volume for a Boyle’s law experiment. Look for multiple updates before the end of this year.
Combining Graphical Analysis for Chrome with our remarkable Data Sharing system allows you to collect data from any Vernier sensor that works with LabQuest 2 and then share that data with all members of a lab group. You can also manually enter values into Graphical Analysis for Chrome to graph anything you’d like.
To learn more about Graphical Analysis, visit Graphical Analysis™ for Chrome
For an updated list of sensors supported by Graphical Analysis for Chrome, visit What USB sensors and interfaces can be used with a direct connection to a Chromebook?