Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

$99.00

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 connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

ORDER CODE: GDX-FOR Categories ,

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.
  • Connect to Scratch 3 and enhance your activity with sensor input to control your sprite.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our free Vernier Graphical Analysis™ app, as well as Graphical Analysis Pro and LabQuest® 3. 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.

Wireless or Wired—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis app–no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, 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

Experiments

Elementary School (8 experiments)
Middle School (12 experiments)
High School (18 experiments)
College (14 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest
InterfaceLabQuest App
LabQuest® 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1
LabQuest (discontinued)Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Computers
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support 1
LabQuest® 3Full support 2 3
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 2 3

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.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support
LabQuest® 3Full support 1 2
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 when the LabQuest is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface requiredFull supportFull support
LabQuest® 3Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2 3
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
Google Science Journal
Version 1.2.259
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatibleFull support 1
LabQuest® 3Full support 2 3 4Full support 2 3Incompatible
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 2 3 4Full support 2 3Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. In addition to having the Science Journal app installed and the Location permission enabled, you must also install Graphical Analysis 4 on your Android device to use this sensor.
  2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  3. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  4. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
Javascript
Software
InterfaceJavascript
No interface requiredFull support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. A wireless Bluetooth® connection can be made with Go Direct sensors on any platform running a browser with WebBluetooth support. However, only a few operating systems have been tested and testing has been limited.
Scratch
Software
InterfaceScratch 3
No interface requiredFull support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires ScratchLink software to connect to Scratch 3
Python
Software
InterfacePython
No interface requiredFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW

What's Included

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

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Centripetal Force ApparatusGDX-CFA$299.00
Go Direct® Charge StationGDX-CRG$69.00
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89.00
Reflex Hammer Accessory KitRFX-ACC$29.00
Adapter for PASCO CartPCA-DFS$6.00
Centripetal Force Apparatus Moment of Inertia Accessory KitCFA-MIK$179.00
Micro USB to USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MICRO$9.00
Centripetal Force Apparatus Sensor BracketCFA-SBK$19.00
Centripetal Force Apparatus Motor Accessory KitGDX-CFA-MAK$189.00
Force Table AdapterFTA-DFS$35.00
Air Track AdapterATA-DFS$65.00

Support

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

SHARE YOUR CART