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Go Direct® Sensor Cart

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The Go Direct Sensor Cart features built-in, wireless sensors for one-dimensional dynamics and kinematics experiments. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology to your platform.

Description

With Go Direct Sensor Cart, students can explore force, position, velocity, and acceleration directly on their Bluetooth-enabled device—no wires or additional equipment required. Each cart features built-in sensors to simplify experiment setup and allow investigations to be conducted on or off the track.

Go Direct Sensor Cart can be used for hands-on kinematics and dynamics demonstrations but can also be used as an individual sensor. Hang a mass and spring from the force sensor to study simple harmonic motion, or attach the cart to a turntable to study centripetal acceleration.

Each full-featured dynamics cart includes

  • Encoder wheel to report position
  • 3-axis accelerometer to measure independent acceleration
  • ±50 N force sensor to measure push and pulls
  • Mass trays for changing total mass
  • Plunger for collision and impulse studies
  • Low friction wheels for uniform motion
  • Exchangeable magnetic and hook-and-pile inserts for elastic and inelastic collisions

The Go Direct Sensor Cart can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Collect position, velocity, and acceleration data as a cart rolls freely up and down an incline.
  • Observe collisions between two carts, test for the conservation of momentum, or measure energy changes during different types of collisions.
  • Investigate the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.
  • Examine the energies involved in simple harmonic motion.
  • Measure a cart’s momentum change and compare it to the impulse it receives.

Go Direct Sensor Cart connects directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app.

Go Direct Sensor Cart is also available as a part of the Dynamics Cart and Track System with Go Direct Sensor Cart.

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Specifications

  • Position resolution: 0.25 mm, reported by default at 1 mm steps
  • Force range: ±50 N
  • Accelerometer range: ±160 m/s2

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Coming Soon

    A future update will support data collection with the Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Green) and LabQuest 2, a standalone data logger.

    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

  • Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Green or Yellow)
  • Hook
  • Flat-top rubber bumper
  • Anti-roll peg
  • Empty tabs (4)
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Green)GDX-CART-G$169
Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Yellow)GDX-CART-Y$169
Optional Accessories
Eddy Current BrakeDTS-ECB$19
Friction Pad DTSDTS-PAD$30
Go Direct® Sensor Cart Accessory KitGDX-CART-AK$48

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