Go Direct® Motion Detector

Go Direct® Motion Detector

Go Direct® Motion Detector

$109.00

The Go Direct Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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The Go Direct Motion Detector accurately tracks objects as close as 15 cm and as far away as 3.5 m. The compact design and wireless capability of this motion detector eliminate the concern of a dangling cable getting in the way.

The Go Direct Motion Detector can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Study position, velocity, and acceleration of carts when mounted on a track.
  • Match position or velocity graphs created in Graphical Analysis app.
  • Analyze the effects of air resistance on falling coffee filters.
  • Investigate simple harmonic motion by monitoring a mass on a spring.

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 award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app, as well as 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 Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro 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

  • Range: 15 cm to 3.5 m
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Maximum sampling rate: 30 samples/s
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Experiments

Elementary School (14 experiments)
Middle School (24 experiments)
High School (33 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
Mapping the Ocean FloorEarth Science with Vernier
Hit and RunForensics with Vernier
Bouncing BackForensics with Vernier
Speeding UpForensics with Vernier
Springs Making Things MovePhysics Explorations and Projects
Kinetic Energy and MassPhysics Explorations and Projects
Work and Kinetic EnergyPhysics Explorations and Projects
Work Done by GravityPhysics Explorations and Projects
Energy in CollisionsPhysics Explorations and Projects
Constant Motion and Changing MotionPhysics Explorations and Projects
Balanced Forces and Unbalanced ForcesPhysics Explorations and Projects
OscillationsPhysics Explorations and Projects
Heat as Energy TransferPhysics Explorations and Projects
Newton’s Second LawPhysics Explorations and Projects
Impulse and MomentumPhysics Explorations and Projects
Equilibrium of ForcesPhysics Explorations and Projects
Conservation of MomentumPhysics Explorations and Projects
Graphing Your MotionPhysical Science with Vernier
Speeding UpPhysical Science with Vernier
It's Race DayPhysical Science with Vernier
Crash LessonPhysical Science with Vernier
Newton's Second LawPhysical Science with Vernier
Falling ObjectsPhysical Science with Vernier
Static and Kinetic FrictionPhysics with Vernier
Air ResistancePhysics with Vernier
Simple Harmonic MotionPhysics with Vernier
Energy of a Tossed BallPhysics with Vernier
Energy in Simple Harmonic MotionPhysics with Vernier
Graph MatchingPhysics with Vernier
Back and Forth MotionPhysics with Vernier
Cart on a RampPhysics with Vernier
Determining g on an InclinePhysics with Vernier
Ball TossPhysics with Vernier
College (23 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
No interface requiredFull support 1
LabQuest 3Full support 2
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
No interface requiredFull support
LabQuest 3Full support 1
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 iOSGraphical Analysis GW for iOS
No interface requiredFull supportFull support
LabQuest 3Full support 1 2Full support 1 2
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 AndroidGraphical Analysis GW for Android
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 3Full support 1 2Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Python
Software
InterfacePython
No interface requiredFull support
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.
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW

What's Included

  • Vernier Go Direct Motion Detector
  • Micro USB Cable

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Charge StationGDX-CRG$79.00
Motion Detector ClampMD-CLAMP$15.00
Motion Detector BracketDTS-MDB$11.00
Micro USB to USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MICRO$9.00
Replacement PartOrder CodePriceQuantity
Micro USB CableCB-USB-MICRO$5.00
Go Direct® 650 mAh Replacement BatteryGDX-BAT-650$11.00

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)
See our warranty policy

Replacement Parts

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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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