Photogate Bar Tape Kit

Photogate Bar Tape Kit



Photogate Bar Tape Kit


The Photogate Bar Tape Kit contains a flexible plastic tape called “Bar Tape” and a guide that allows the tape to be used with a Vernier Photogate. The 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”.


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including formaldehyde, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, see


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


How do you use Bar Tape?


User Manual

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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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** 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.