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Go Direct® Motion Detector

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The Go Direct Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your platform.

Description

The Go Direct Motion Detector accurately tracks objects as close as 15 cm and as far away as 3.5 m. The compact design and wireless capability of this motion detector eliminate the concern of a dangling cable getting in the way.

The Go Direct Motion Detector can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Study position, velocity, and acceleration of carts when mounted on a track.
  • Match graphs created in Graphical Analysis 4 software.
  • Analyze the effects of air resistance on falling coffee filters.
  • Investigate simple harmonic motion by monitoring a mass on a spring.

Specifications

  • Range: 15 cm to 3.5 m
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Maximum sampling rate: 30 samples/s
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Go Direct® Motion Detector is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.3), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.4
    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. 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.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.4
    No interface requiredFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2

    Compatibility Notes

    1. 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.
    2. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • iOS
    iOS

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.3
    No interface requiredFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  • Android
    Android

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for AndroidVersion 4.4Graphical Analysis GW for AndroidVersion 3.2
    No interface requiredFull supportIncompatible
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2 3Full support 2 3

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
    3. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless USB Radio when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.

What’s Included

  • Vernier Go Direct Motion Detector
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Motion DetectorGDX-MD$99
Optional Accessories
Micro USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MICRO$9
Motion Detector BracketDTS-MDB$11
Motion Detector ClampMD-CLAMP$10

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