Yes. This can be done, but it does require some special setup. The Vernier Structures & Materials Tester (VSMT) has an analog force sensor and a digital displacement sensor which are connected to separate channels.
VSMT Force (analog):
The force sensor works without issue. Caveats:
* Fewer than expected samples will be collected due to memory constraints. The default collection will be 13 samples/second for 180 seconds.
* You can change force units to: N; lb; kg
VSMT Displacement (digital):
It takes a little set up, but it works. There are no unit changes (must use “mm”).
Here are the details.
* Set it up as a Rotary Motion Sensor.
* Change the units to “mm”.
* Change the Displayed Precision to 2 decimal places.
* Set the X4 mode on.
* Set the Diameter to 45.479 mm. This will result in a single rotation of the wheel to equal 1.58751 mm; a single count/click will be 0.09922 mm.
– Primary Test: Rotate the wheel one rotation and confirm that the displacement registers 1.6 mm. Pull up on the force sensor and ensure that it registers a reasonable force for the effort applied.
-Minimum software version: Vernier DataQuest App – part of the TI-Nspire software v3.0 or newer.