Learn how to connect a Vernier LabQuest sensor, one that uses a BTA or BTD connector, to your data-collection platform. Select the appropriate tab to view connection instructions for your specific platform.

Select which software and interface type you are using.

Graphical Analysis 4

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis 4.

Supported USB interfaces

LabQuest 2
LabQuest Stream
LabQuest Mini
Go!Link
Original LabQuest

Connection instructions

  1. Connect the sensor to your interface.
  2. Connect the interface to the USB port of the computer.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4.
  4. The software will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting an interface via Bluetooth on Graphical Analysis 4 is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for Logger Pro 3 (below) or LabQuest.

Logger Pro 3 and Logger Lite

Make sure you are running the latest version of the software.

Supported USB interfaces

LabQuest 2
LabQuest Stream
LabQuest Mini
Go!Link
Original LabQuest
LabPro

Connection instructions

  1. Start the data-collection software and choose New from the File menu.
  2. Connect the sensor to your interface.
  3. Connect the interface to the USB port of the computer.
  4. The software will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Make sure you are running the latest version of Logger Pro 3. Logger Lite does not support this option.

Supported Bluetooth interface

LabQuest Stream

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your LabQuest Stream is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Connect the sensor to LabQuest Stream.
  3. Turn on your LabQuest Stream by pressing the power button once.
    • The Power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  4. Pair LabQuest Stream with your computer.
    • The LabQuest Stream serial number, shown on the back label, is the device name.
    • Windows: Open the Settings dialog for Windows, navigate to the Bluetooth settings, and pair with your LabQuest Stream.
    • macOS: Open System Settings, navigate to the Bluetooth settings, and pair with your LabQuest Stream.
  5. Start Logger Pro 3 and choose New from the File menu.
  6. From the Experiment menu, choose Connect Interface > Wireless LabQuest Stream > Scan for Wireless LabQuest Stream.
  7. Select your LabQuest Stream from the list of discovered devices.
    • When connected, the Bluetooth LED on the LabQuest Stream will glow blue (no longer flashing).
  8. The software will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Data Sharing lets you stream data collected with Logger Pro 3 to multiple devices that are running Graphical Analysis 4. Your computer must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your devices. (Logger Lite does not supported this option.)

  1. Connect the sensor to Logger Pro 3 via USB or Bluetooth interface connection as described above.
  2. Enable Data Sharing in Logger Pro 3.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4 on the device you wish to Data Share with.
  4. Click or tap
  5. Choose your computer from the list of discovered Data Sharing sources.
    • If your computer does not show up in the list, click or tap and enter the IP address and port of your computer.
  6. The Graphical Analysis app will connect to your computer. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Note: Logger Pro 3 cannot receive data via Data Sharing, it can only act as a Data Sharing source.

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis 4.
Note: You cannot use the Google Play version of Graphical Analysis 4 on a Chromebook for sensor data collection.

Graphical Analysis 4

Supported USB interfaces

LabQuest 2
LabQuest Stream
LabQuest Mini
Go!Link
Original LabQuest

Connection instructions

  1. Connect the sensor to your interface.
  2. Connect the interface to the USB port of the computer.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4.
  4. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting an interface via Bluetooth is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for LabQuest or Logger Pro 3 (computer).

Select which software and interface type you are using.

Graphical Analysis 4

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis 4.

Supported Bluetooth interface

LabQuest Stream

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your LabQuest Stream is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Connect the sensor to LabQuest Stream.
  3. Turn on your LabQuest Stream by pressing the power button once.
    • The Power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  4. Launch Graphical Analysis.
  5. Tap from the New Experiment list.
  6. Tap .
  7. Select your device from the list of discovered devices.
    • The LabQuest Stream serial number, shown on the back label, is the device name.
    • When connected, the Bluetooth LED on the LabQuest Stream will glow blue (no longer flashing).
  8. Tap .
  9. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment. .

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for LabQuest 2 or Logger Pro 3 (computer).

Graphical Analysis GW

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis GW.

Supported Bluetooth interfaces

Go Wireless Link
LabQuest Stream

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your Bluetooth interface is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Connect the sensor to the interface.
  3. Turn on your interface by pressing the power button once.
    • Go Wireless Link: The LED will flash red.
    • LabQuest Stream: The Power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  4. Launch Graphical Analysis GW.
  5. Tap to display the Select Source dialog.
  6. Select the appropriate source option, then select your device from the list of discovered devices.
    • Go Wireless Link
      • Source option: Wireless Devices
      • The Go Wireless Link name is user configurable.
      • When connected, the LED on the Go Wireless Link will flash green.
      • Tap Done to enter data-collection mode.
    • LabQuest Stream
      • Source option: LabQuest Stream
      • The LabQuest Stream serial number, shown on the back label, is the device name.
      • When connected, the Bluetooth LED will glow blue (no longer flashing).
  7. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for LabQuest or Logger Pro 3 (computer).

Select which software and interface type you are using.

Graphical Analysis 4

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis 4. In order to connect to a sensor, you must turn on the Location Permission.

Supported Bluetooth interface

LabQuest Stream

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your LabQuest Stream is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Connect the sensor to LabQuest Stream.
  3. Turn on your LabQuest Stream by pressing the power button once.
    • The Power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  4. Launch Graphical Analysis.
  5. Click or tap from the New Experiment list.
  6. Click or tap .
  7. Select your device from the list of discovered devices.
    • The LabQuest Stream serial number, shown on the back label, is the device name.
    • When connected, the Bluetooth LED on the LabQuest Stream will glow blue (no longer flashing).
  8. Click or tap .
  9. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for LabQuest or Logger Pro 3 (computer).

Graphical Analysis GW

Before you begin, you will need to download and install Graphical Analysis GW.

Supported Bluetooth interfaces

Go Wireless Link
LabQuest Stream

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your Bluetooth interface is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Connect the sensor to the interface.
  3. Turn on your interface by pressing the power button once.
    • Go Wireless Link: The LED will flash red.
    • LabQuest Stream: The Power LED will glow green and the Bluetooth LED will flash blue.
  4. Launch Graphical Analysis GW.
  5. Click or tap to display the Select Source dialog.
  6. Select the appropriate source option, then select your device from the list of discovered devices.
    • Go Wireless Link
      • Source option: Wireless Devices
      • The Go Wireless Link name is user configurable.
      • When connected, the LED on the Go Wireless Link will flash green.
    • LabQuest Stream
      • Source option: LabQuest Stream
      • The LabQuest Stream serial number, shown on the back label, is the device name.
      • When connected, the Bluetooth LED will glow blue (no longer flashing).
  7. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Connecting via USB interface is not supported on this platform.

See Data Sharing instructions for LabQuest or Logger Pro 3 (computer).

Before you begin, make sure you are running the latest version of the LabQuest App.

LabQuest App

  1. Ensure your LabQuest is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on LabQuest and choose New from the File menu.
  3. Connect the sensor to LabQuest.
  4. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Supported USB interface

Go Link

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your LabQuest is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on LabQuest and choose New from the File menu.
  3. Connect the sensor to the Go!Link.
  4. Connect the Go!Link to the USB port on the LabQuest.
  5. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Supported Bluetooth interface

Go Wireless Link

Connection instructions

  1. Ensure your Go Wireless Link is charged or connected to AC power.
  2. Turn on your Go Wireless Link by pressing the power button once.
    • The LED on the Go Wireless Link will flash red.
  3. Ensure your LabQuest is charged or connected to AC power.
  4. Turn on LabQuest and choose New from the File menu.
  5. Choose Wireless Device Setup > Go Wireless… from the Sensors menu.
  6. Choose your Go Wireless Link from the list of discovered devices and tap OK.
    • The LED on the Go Wireless Link will now flash green.
  7. The app will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

Data Sharing lets you stream data collected on a LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 to multiple devices that are running Graphical Analysis 4. Your LabQuest must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your devices.

  1. Connect the sensor to your LabQuest as described in the options above.
  2. Enable Data Sharing on LabQuest.
  3. Launch Graphical Analysis 4 on the device you wish to Data Share with.
  4. Click or tap
  5. Choose your LabQuest from the list of discovered Data Sharing sources.
    • If your LabQuest does not show up in the list, click or tap and enter the IP address of the LabQuest.
  6. The app will connect to LabQuest. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

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