Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder

Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder

Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder

$445.00$549.00

The Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder is a revolutionary way for physics students to study dynamics. The Motion Encoder adds an optical position sensing system to record cart motion and eliminates the need for a motion detector for cart-on-track activities.

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The Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder allows students to explore kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy with the ease and precision of optical motion sensing. The Motion Encoder is an optical position sensing system that records cart motion and eliminates the need for a motion detector for cart-on-track activities. In addition to a Motion Encoder Cart and Receiver, this system includes an aluminum track, a low-friction plastic plunger cart, an ultra pulley, and all of the necessary attachment accessories.

How It Works

If you have ever been frustrated by the need to tweak the alignment of a motion detector, you will be pleased by the data your students collect using the Motion Encoder. An optical sensor beneath the dynamics cart senses the passage of the cart over a marked strip on the track. The position information is sent as an encoded IR signal to a receiver at the track’s end. By avoiding the possibility of stray sound reflections, this optical-only system provides excellent, repeatable, and noise-resistant motion data.

Because the position information is relayed by a narrow IR beam, the addition of a second Motion Encoder Cart and Receiver allows students to record the positions of two carts simultaneously. Now collision experiments to study momentum and energy are very easy to configure.

We have redesigned our carts to provide added durability, versatility, and instructional value.

  • Four mass trays make it easy to vary the total cart mass.
  • Super-elastic trigger button allows for new types of collisions.
  • An anti-roll peg ensures that the cart rolls on the track but not off the table.
  • Top tray allows for easy attachment of sensors and masses.
  • Two cart colors (teal and grey) make it easier to discuss collisions.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including nickel, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Specifications

  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Maximum useful data rate: 30 Hz

What's Included

Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder

Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder and Long Track

The Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder and Long Track includes the parts listed above but substitutes a 2.2 m track for the 1.2 m track.

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Diffraction ApparatusDAK$620.00
Optics Expansion KitOEK$179.00
Color Mixer KitCM-OEK$175.00
Cart Picket FencePF-CART$6.00
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89.00
Friction Pad DTSDTS-PAD$32.00
Track-to-Track CouplerT2T-VDS$30.00
Motion Encoder Cart and ReceiverDTS-MEC$244.00
Encoder Fan CartCART-FEC$225.00
Motion Encoder CartDTS-CART-MEC$171.00

Compatibility Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Motion Encoder Cart Receiver is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

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Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
LabQuest 2Full supportFull support
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamFull supportIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamFull supportIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
  2. Requires advanced programming for data collection
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
SensorDAQFull support 1 2
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires advanced programming for data collection
  2. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
Original LabQuest
Software
InterfaceLabQuest App for Original LabQuest
Version 1.7.6

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.

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