Vernier Projectile Launcher

Vernier Projectile Launcher

Vernier Projectile Launcher

$389.00

Use the Vernier Projectile Launcher to investigate important concepts in two-dimensional kinematics.

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Use the Vernier Projectile Launcher to investigate important concepts in two-dimensional kinematics. Launch steel balls at angles between 0 and 70 degrees and over distances up to 2.5 m.

The solid, heavy base provides an easy-to-use and reliable setup. A unique pneumatic launching system provides excellent repeatability and allows you to set the launch speed.

Built-in photogates and angle markings provide easy and accurate measurement of the ball’s launch velocity, allowing for precise quantitative analysis of projectile motion. Simply plug the device into a compatible data-collection interface.

Specifications

  • Launch angle: 0 to 70 degrees
  • Launch speed: 0-6 m/s
  • Launch height: 146 mm
  • Maximum launch distance: 2.5 m
  • Internal photogate interval: 50 mm
  • Steel ball diameter: 17.46 mm
  • Steel ball mass: 21.8 g

Experiments

High School (2 experiments)
College (2 experiments)

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 Analysis App for Computers
Version 5.4
Logger Pro
Version 3.16.2
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull support
LabQuest 3Full supportFull support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full supportFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full supportFull support
LabPro (discontinued)IncompatibleFull support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
  2. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for Chrome
Version 5.4
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest StreamFull support 1
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis App for iOS
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest StreamFull 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 Analysis App for Android
Version 5.4
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
LabQuest StreamFull 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 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires advanced programming for data collection
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
SensorDAQ (discontinued)Full support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 3Full support
LabQuest 2 (discontinued)Full support
LabQuest (discontinued)Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires advanced programming for data collection
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyData
Version 2.4/4.0/5.2
DataMate
Version 1.15
DataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
CBL 2Full support 1Full support 1 2 3IncompatibleIncompatible
LabPro (discontinued)Full support 1 4Full 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.
  4. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.

What's Included

  • Launcher
  • 6 Steel balls
  • Hand pump
  • 2 pair of goggles
  • Level
  • Roll of wax marking paper
  • Photogate cable
  • User manual

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Time of Flight PadTOF-VPL$84.00
Independence of Motion AccessoryIOM-VPL$59.00
Projectile StopPS-VPL$40.00
LabQuest Power SupplyLQ-PS$11.00
Replacement PartOrder CodePriceQuantity
Wax Tape (300 feet)WXT-VPL$18.00
Steel Balls (Set of 6)STB-VPL$7.00
Goggles (Set of 2)GGL-VPL$6.00
Hand Air PumpPUMP-VPL$39.00

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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