Go Direct® Projectile Launcher

Go Direct® Projectile Launcher

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Go Direct® Projectile Launcher

$449.00

The Go Direct Projectile Launcher is used to investigate projectile motion. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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Use the Go Direct Projectile Launcher to investigate important concepts in two-dimensional kinematics. Launch steel balls at angles between 0 and 90 degrees and over distances up to 2.5 m.

The solid, heavy base provides an easy-to-use and reliable setup. A unique pneumatic launching system provides excellent repeatability and allows you to set the launch speed.

Built-in photogates provide easy and accurate measurement of the ball’s launch speed and built-in accelerometers report launch angle, allowing for precise quantitative analysis of projectile motion.

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook™, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis™ 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary.

The unit is powered via the included USB cable connected to an available USB port on your device, USB wall outlet, or USB power brick.

Specifications

  • Launch angle: 0–90 degrees
  • Launch speed: 0–6 m/s
  • Initial launch height: 146 mm
  • Maximum launch distance: 2.5 m
  • Internal photogate interval: 50 mm
  • Steel ball diameter: 17.46 mm
  • Steel ball mass: 21.8 g
  • Connections
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Experiments

High School (2 experiments)
College (2 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Go Direct® Projectile Launcher is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

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 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2
No interface requiredFull support 3

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.
  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 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. 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.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2
No interface requiredFull support

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.
  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 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible

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.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 1 2
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible

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.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
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
No interface requiredFull support 1

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.

What's Included

  • Projectile Launcher
  • 6 Steel balls
  • Hand pump
  • 2 Pairs of safety goggles
  • Level
  • Roll of waxed marking paper
  • Micro USB Cable

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Time of Flight PadTOF-VPL$84.00
Independence of Motion AccessoryIOM-VPL$59.00
Projectile StopPS-VPL$40.00
Micro USB to USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MICRO$9.00

Support

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

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** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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