Photogate Bar Tape Guide

Photogate Bar Tape Guide



Photogate Bar Tape Guide

This product has been discontinued.

The Bar Tape Guide contains an adapter that allows Bar Tape to be used with a Vernier Photogate. Bar Tape is 3 m long, and it has alternating opaque and transparent bars that have a spacing of 1.524 cm. The tape can be attached to objects and pulled through the photogate. This allows you to perform experiments much like what you would do with a “ticker tape timer.”


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  • Studying the motion of a toy car
  • Studying the motion of other toys, e.g., air powered rockets
  • Studying the motion of a person as they hold the tape and walk away from the photogate

What's Included

  • (1) Bar Tape Guide
  • (2) 1 3/8 in outside diameter O-rings
  • (2) 1 3/16 in outside diameter O-rings




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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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