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The PASCO Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for studying kinematics, dynamics and more. It is based on a durable ABS body with nearly frictionless wheels just like our high quality PAScars. But now we’ve added built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration. The Smart Cart can make these measurements on or off a dynamics track and transmit the data wirelessly over Bluetooth®.

The most advanced physics cart ever created and all without the hassle and restrictions of cables. Best of all, the Smart Cart represents a huge cost savings over having to purchase all the components (cart, several sensors, an interface) separately.

The PASCO Smart Cart was taken through its paces in the April 2018 edition of The Physics Teacher.

In this unsolicited review, professors Shakur and Rainor examined the use of the Smart Cart in traditional mechanics experiments.

“The convenience and simplicity of not getting tangled up in the cluter of all those wires cannot be overstated. We expect the smart cart to usher in a paradigm shift in undergraduate physics laboratory instruction.”

– Read the full article –

Wireless Smart Carts & Accessories

Red Smart Cart

Blue Smart Cart

Red Smart Cart Demo Kit

Blue Smart Cart Demo Kit

Smart Fan

Smart Ballistic Cart

Smart Cart Vector Display


Charging Garage

Fan Sail

Rod Stand Adapter

Dynamics Systems

Basic System – 1.0m PAStrack

Basic System – 1.2m Metal Track

Basic System – 2.2m Metal Track

Standard System – 1.0m PAStrack

Standard System – 1.2m Metal Track

Standard System – 2.2m Metal Track

Featured Smart Cart Videos

Fourteen great ideas for using the PASCO Wireless Smart Cart in your physics lab. Plus one bad one.

Includes all of the accessories you need to perform amazing physics demonstrations in kinematics and dynamics.

Explore coriolis acceleration alongside Jon Hanks as he uses a patented Smart Cart and Curved PAStrack to explain this amazing phenomenon.

See how PASCO’s innovative Wireless Smart Cart can measure position, velocity, acceleration, force, and more, both on and off a track.

Delve into the solar system with Dan Burns as he uses a Smart Cart system to explain supernovas.

Use the Wireless Smart Cart and SPARKvue software to measure the impact force of a collision, then see how the impact can be reduced with student designed bumpers and barriers.

Learn how the Smart Cart Motor can be used to control the speed of a Smart Cart and preview an application exploring the relationship between speed and kinetic friction.

Get a deeper understanding of position, velocity and acceleration by matching your motion to the graphs in MatchGraph!

See some amazing projectile shots with the new Smart Ballistics Cart Accessory and the PASCO Smart Cart

Data Collection

Smart Carts boast an amazing array of technology under the hood.

  • Wheel encoder for measuring position, velocity & acceleration 
  • 100 N Load Cell to measure pushes, pulls or collisions
  • 3-axis Accelerometer gives acceleration in any direction and the resultant acceleration
  • 3-axis gyro for measuring rotation
Your choice of software:

Data collection and analysis in real time.

Smart Carts require either PASCO Capstone software on Windows® and Mac® computers, or SPARKvue software to pair directly with computers (Mac/Window), tablets (Windows, iPads & Android), phones (iPhones & Android) and even Chromebooks™

Engineered to save you money:

Not only is the Wireless Smart Cart the most advanced dynamics cart ever created, but it is the most cost effective as well since it replaces separate interfaces, motion sensors, photogates, forces sensors, accelerometers and more by integrating those functions into a single simplified system.

Freedom and Flexibility without Compromise

The Wireless Smart Cart uses Bluetooth® Smart to wirelessly connect directly to your devices running PASCO software with nothing else required. Connect quickly and easily using in-app pairing.  With no interfaces or cables, set up time is minimal and any surface can become your laboratory.


Free Downloadable Student Lessons

Each of the seven student lessons consist of a Word document (which can be edited) and experiment set up files for both Capstone and SPARKvue.

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