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Photogate

Photogate

Photogate

$55.00

Use the Photogate to study free fall, rolling objects, collisions, and pendulums.

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Photogates allow for extremely accurate timing of events within physics experiments, for studying free fall, air track collisions, pendulum periods, the speed of a rolling object, among other things. The Vernier Photogate includes an accessory rod for mounting to a ring stand.

The gate has an input port so multiple gates can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration with up to four gates going to a single interface channel.

The laser gate mode requires the addition of a common pen laser, which is directed into the laser port. The laser may be some distance from the gate, so that you can measure the speed of larger objects such as a rocket, model car, or even a real automobile.

Specifications

  • Power req: 5 VDC at 40 mA
  • Infrared source: Peak at 880 nm
  • Dimension: 75 mm gate width
  • Output is high and LED off for unblocked gate
  • Output is low and LED on for blocked gate
  • Beam approximately 9 mm from the end of the gate arms

Experiments

High School (27 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
DC Motor ControlEngineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier
Servo MotorsEngineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier
Springs Making Things MovePhysics Explorations and Projects
Kinetic Energy and MassPhysics Explorations and Projects
Work and Kinetic EnergyPhysics Explorations and Projects
Energy in CollisionsPhysics Explorations and Projects
Wave Communication ChallengePhysics Explorations and Projects
Gravitation on EarthPhysics Explorations and Projects
Newton’s Second LawPhysics Explorations and Projects
Projectile ChallengePhysics Explorations and Projects
Equilibrium of ForcesPhysics Explorations and Projects
Circular MotionPhysics Explorations and Projects
Conservation of MomentumPhysics Explorations and Projects
Impulse and MomentumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Momentum and CollisionsAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Investigating Centripetal Acceleration using a Centripetal Force ApparatusAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Investigating Centripetal Acceleration using a PendulumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Rotational DynamicsAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Conservation of Angular MomentumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Error AnalysisAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Newton's Second LawAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Energy Storage and Transfer: Kinetic EnergyAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Energy Storage and Transfer: Gravitational EnergyAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Atwood's MachinePhysics with Vernier
Pendulum PeriodsPhysics with Vernier
Picket Fence Free FallPhysics with Vernier
Projectile Motion (Photogates)Physics with Vernier
College (27 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
DC Motor ControlEngineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier
Servo MotorsEngineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier
Springs Making Things MovePhysics Explorations and Projects
Kinetic Energy and MassPhysics Explorations and Projects
Work and Kinetic EnergyPhysics Explorations and Projects
Energy in CollisionsPhysics Explorations and Projects
Wave Communication ChallengePhysics Explorations and Projects
Gravitation on EarthPhysics Explorations and Projects
Newton’s Second LawPhysics Explorations and Projects
Projectile ChallengePhysics Explorations and Projects
Equilibrium of ForcesPhysics Explorations and Projects
Circular MotionPhysics Explorations and Projects
Conservation of MomentumPhysics Explorations and Projects
Impulse and MomentumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Momentum and CollisionsAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Investigating Centripetal Acceleration using a Centripetal Force ApparatusAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Investigating Centripetal Acceleration using a PendulumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Rotational DynamicsAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Conservation of Angular MomentumAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Error AnalysisAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Newton's Second LawAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Energy Storage and Transfer: Kinetic EnergyAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Energy Storage and Transfer: Gravitational EnergyAdvanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics
Atwood's MachinePhysics with Vernier
Pendulum PeriodsPhysics with Vernier
Picket Fence Free FallPhysics with Vernier
Projectile Motion (Photogates)Physics with Vernier

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest
InterfaceLabQuest App
LabQuest 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support
Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical AnalysisLogger Pro
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull support
LabQuest 3Full supportFull support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full supportFull support
LabQuest Stream (discontinued)Full support 1Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full supportFull support
LabPro (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest Stream (discontinued)Full support 1
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical AnalysisGraphical Analysis GW
LabQuest Stream (discontinued)Full supportIncompatible
LabQuest 3Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical AnalysisGraphical Analysis GW
LabQuest Stream (discontinued)Full supportIncompatible
LabQuest 3Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
SensorDAQ (discontinued)Full support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest Stream (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyDataDataMateDataQuestTI-Nspire Software
CBL 2 (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1 2 3IncompatibleIncompatible
LabPro (discontinued)Full support 1Full support 1 2 3IncompatibleIncompatible
TI-Nspire Lab Cradle (discontinued)IncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  2. DataMate does not support this sensor. Use EasyData app with all TI-83/84 Plus calculators; otherwise, use DataGate.
  3. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

What's Included

  • Vernier Photogate
  • (1) Interface cable
  • (1) Accessory rod

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Picket FencePF$10.00
Ultra Pulley AttachmentSPA$24.00
Cart Picket FencePF-CART$6.00
Pulley BracketB-SPA$12.00
Laser PointerLASER$24.00
Laser Pointer StandSTAND$29.00
Photogate Bar Tape KitTAPE-VPG$17.00
Digital Extension CableEXT-BTD$12.00
Bar TapeTAPE$9.00
Photogate BracketPGB-VDS$5.00
Replacement PartOrder CodePriceQuantity
Replacement Rod, 5 inchACC-ROD$4.00
BT Photogate CablePG-BTD$5.00

Support

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

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