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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 m. Its built-in temperature compensation automatically adjusts for the difference in the speed of sound in cold and warm locations. Its unique design protects the sensor from falling objects during simple harmonic motion or free fall experiments.

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 m
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • 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

    Partial Support

    The Go Direct® Motion Detector is partially compatible with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.1), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software. Please see the compatibility notes below for details.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.3.1
    No interface requiredFull support 1

    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.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.3.1
    No interface requiredFull support
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.3Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 4.0
    No interface requiredFull supportComing soon

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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