Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

$999.00

The new Go Direct Structures & Materials Tester helps students evaluate structure and material strength by measuring the applied load and deflection and graphing the resulting data in real time. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

This tester gives teachers a great way to motivate their students when it is used for engineering activities and competitions with the free Go Direct® Bridge Competition Software.

The tester also includes the NGSS-aligned
Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book, providing engaging engineering investigations to get started.

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Boost Learning with Hands-On Testing
The new Go Direct Structures & Materials Tester is an excellent tool for teaching engineering concepts and design processes. Students evaluate truss, bridge, or other structure strength by measuring the applied load and deflection and graphing the resulting data in real time. Students can more easily apply the redesign phase of the engineering design process, as the tester will cause the weakest element of a structure to fail, leaving the remaining elements intact. 

Investigate Structures
Get your students learning right away with the included NGSS-aligned Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book. Students complete these engaging activities to investigate various materials and structures. Topics include beams, trusses, determining modulus of elasticity, and bridges.

Use Competition for Motivation
Boost student motivation and learning with bridge-building competitions. Our free Go Direct Bridge Competition Software provides immediate, side-by-side comparisons of structure strength for your entire class. The software provides real-time graphing, giving students immediate feedback on bridge performance.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 45 cm x 50 cm x 20 cm
  • Weight: 22 lbs

Load Cell

  • Operational Range: 0 to 1,000 N
  • Positive stop to prevent sensor damage.
  • Resolution: 0.1 N

Displacement Sensor (encoder)

  • Range: 0 to 7 cm
  • Resolution: 1.0 μm

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester 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 1Full 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.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full 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.
Python
Software
InterfacePython
No interface requiredFull support
Javascript
Software
InterfaceJavascript
No interface requiredFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
No interface requiredFull support

What's Included

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Truss Tester AccessoryVSMT-TRUSS$128.00
VSMT Tackle KitVSMT-TK$49.00

Support

Warranty

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

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

* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

** 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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