Go Direct® Sensor Cart

Go Direct® Sensor Cart

Go Direct® Sensor Cart

$169.00

The Go Direct Sensor Cart features built-in, wireless sensors for one-dimensional dynamics and kinematics experiments. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology to your platform.

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With Go Direct Sensor Cart, students can explore force, position, velocity, and acceleration directly on their Bluetooth-enabled device—no wires or additional equipment required. Each cart features built-in sensors to simplify experiment setup and allow investigations to be conducted on or off the track.

Go Direct Sensor Cart can be used for hands-on kinematics and dynamics demonstrations but can also be used as an individual sensor. Hang a mass and spring from the force sensor to study simple harmonic motion, or attach the cart to a turntable to study centripetal acceleration.

Each full-featured dynamics cart includes

  • Encoder wheel to report position
  • 3-axis accelerometer to measure independent acceleration
  • ±50 N force sensor to measure push and pulls
  • Mass trays for changing total mass
  • Plunger for collision and impulse studies
  • Low friction wheels for uniform motion

The Go Direct Sensor Cart can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Collect position, velocity, and acceleration data as a cart rolls freely up and down an incline.
  • Observe collisions between two carts, test for the conservation of momentum, or measure energy changes during different types of collisions.
  • Investigate the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.
  • Examine the energies involved in simple harmonic motion.
  • Measure a cart’s momentum change and compare it to the impulse it receives.

Go Direct Sensor Cart connects directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app.

Go Direct Sensor Cart is also available as a part of the Dynamics Cart and Track System with Go Direct Sensor Cart.

Specifications

  • Position resolution: 0.25 mm, reported by default at 1 mm steps
  • Force range: ±50 N
  • Accelerometer range: ±160 m/s2

Experiments

Middle School (18 experiments)
High School (8 experiments)
College (2 experiments)

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Go Direct® Sensor Cart 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
No interface requiredFull support 1
LabQuest 2Full 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 when LabQuest 2 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 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support
LabQuest 2Full 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 when LabQuest 2 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 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface requiredFull supportFull support
LabQuest 2Full 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 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 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2Full support 1 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 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.

What's Included

  • Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Green or Yellow)
  • Hook
  • Flat-top rubber bumper
  • Anti-roll peg
  • Empty tabs (4)
  • Micro USB Cable

Accessories

Optional AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Charge StationGDX-CRG$69.00
Friction Pad DTSDTS-PAD$32.00
Go Direct® Sensor Cart Accessory KitGDX-CART-AK$58.00
Eddy Current BrakeDTS-ECB$19.00

Support

User Manual

View User Manual

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)

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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