Smart Cart – Red

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The Smart Cart is a low-friction dynamics cart with onboard wireless sensors that measure position, velocity, acceleration, force, and rotation. It connects to your devices using Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless technology. It includes a magnetic bumper, force hook, rubber bumper, and USB charging cable.

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The 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.


  • Smart Cart with onboard sensors
  • Hook
  • Rubber Bumper
  • Magnetic Bumper
  • USB cable (for charging)


Complete systems:

  • Smart Cart Dynamics System 1.2m (ME-1270)
  • Smart Cart Dynamics System 2.2m (ME-1271)



NEW! Smart Ballistic Accessory!

The Smart Ballistic Accessory mounts to the Smart Cart

The Smart Ballistic Accessory mounts to the Smart Cart for a classic demonstration on the independence of X and Y motion. Connects to the Smart Cart accessory port. Control the launching conditions based on measurements made by the Smart Cart in either SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone software.

NEW! Smart Cart Vector Display!

The Smart Cart Vector Display adds visual vectors to your Smart Cart.The Smart Cart Vector Display adds visual vectors to your Smart Cart.

The Smart Cart Vector Display adds visual vectors to your Smart Cart for Force, Acceleration, or Velocity. Connect to the Smart Cart’s accessory port to Visualize vectors in real time! Arrows light up proportional to the sensor reading showing either positive or negative direction and magnitude.

Smart Fan Accessory

Smart Fan adds functionality to the Smart Cart

The Smart Fan Accessory works with all PASCO Dynamic Carts but adds new features and functionality when connected to a Smart Cart. Use PASCO Capstone software to wirelessly adjust the level of thrust, set start/stop conditions, or use calculations for precise control of the fan.

Smart Cart Rod Clamp

Mount your Smart Cart

Mount on your Smart Cart and use as a mounted force sensor.

Smart Cart Charging Garage Accessory

Keep your Smart Carts charged in the lab

Keep your Smart Carts charged in the lab. Holds up to five Smart Carts and accessories.

Special Features Typical Applications
  • Built-in ±100 N force sensor
  • Kinematics
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Acceleration on an incline (determining g)
  • Motion encoder (for measuring position & velocity on or off a track)
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Impulse
  • No interface required!
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Elastic & Inelastic Collisions
  • Magnetic bumper for force sensor
  • Conservation of Energy
  • 3-position plunger
  • Simple Harmonic Oscillators (using the spring set)
  • Mass tray
  • Magnetic damping (using the Magnetic Damping Bumper)
  • Velcro® tabs
  • And much more!
  • Force sensor hook and rubber bumper