Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

$999.00

Students can explore the effect that beam dimensions and shape have on structure flexibility and strength, investigate how trusses distribute weight, and ultimately build and test their own designs. 

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 activities to get started.

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester is available February 2020
ORDER CODE: GDX-VSMT Category

Using our Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester and its included e-book, students explore the effect that beam dimensions and shape have on structure flexibility and strength, investigate how trusses distribute weight, and ultimately build and test their own designs. For more advanced investigations, students can combine the sensor displacement data to evaluate the strengths of materials by determining the modulus of elasticity of different materials. This testing apparatus gives teachers a great way to motivate their students when it is used for engineering competitions with the free Go Direct® Bridge Competition Software.

Benefits

  • The force and displacement sensors connect via Bluetooth® wireless technology or USB.
  • Uses our free Graphical Analysis™ 4 app to collect and analyze data.
  • Obtains exact force and displacement readings for bends and breaks.
  • Provides accurate positioning for center and off-center loading.
  • Accommodates easy loading for different structure sizes and shapes.

Includes the NGSS-aligned Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book, providing engaging engineering activities to get started.

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

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.

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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. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  3. 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.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support
LabQuest 2Full support 1 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.
  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
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1 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.
  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
No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1 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.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.

What's Included

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)

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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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