Yes. Creating a custom file for the LabQuest App can help save time when setting up an activity that requires specific parameters. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Connect sensor(s) to your LabQuest and alter data collection settings (e.g., mode, rate, duration) based on the requirements of the experiment. You may also choose to make manual or calculated columns. Do not collect data.
  2. Save the file to an SD card (original LabQuest or LabQuest 2 only) or USB Flash Drive and name it.
  3. Remove the USB drive or SD card.
  4. Insert the USB drive or SD card in another LabQuest.
  5. Select Open from the File menu. If necessary, tap the USB Drive or SD card icon. Tap the file name and click Open to launch the file.
  6. Once the file is open, choose Save as… from the File menu.
  7. Tap the LabQuest icon and Save the file to the LabQuest internal memory.
  8. Remove the USB drive or SD card.
  9. Repeat 4 through 8 for for all LabQuest units.

When your students are ready to collect data, have them connect the appropriate sensors then Select Open from the file menu and select the saved file. Note: files can be used directly from the USB flash drive or SD card directly if desired. It is not necessary to store the file on the LabQuest before using it.