Use the Truss Set to build a variety of structures to investigate the principles of trusses. The ABS plastic I-Beams fasten securely together using the provided connectors and thumb screws. Load cells can be inserted anywhere into the design by replacing one beam at a time. Students can load the truss by hanging weights.
Example structures using just the Truss Set:
- Through Truss with Verticals
- Deck Truss Bridge
- King Post Roof Truss
Easy as 1-2-3 to construct!
- Fit the I-beams into the connectors
- Secure the beams with thumb screws
- Thumb screws are also slotted for use with a screwdriver
How It Works
Explore basic trusses and bridges:
PASCO’s Truss Set includes all of the materials needed to demonstrate the properties of I-beams and teach the basics of trusses, including 60 I-beams of various sizes.
Add measurements to your system:
The Load Cell & Amplifier Set provides you the means to accurately measure tension and compression in real-time—anywhere in your structure! You build the Load Cell right into your structure where you want it—and easily relocate it without disassembling the entire structure.
Collect data on your choice of interfaces:
Load cells connect to a load cell amplifier which can then be connected to any current PASCO interface.
- 8x I-Beam #5 24 cm long
- 18x I-Beam #4 17 cm long
- 18x I-Beam #3 11.5 cm long
- 8x I-Beam #2 8 cm long
- 8x I-Beam #1 5.5 cm long
- 14x Connectors
- 75x Screws
- 1x Instruction Manual
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!
Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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