Shaking Tower

Product Code: ME-7018


Built from PASCO Structures beams, this tower is made to oscillate in its various resonance modes by a driver attached by a rubber band to the first floor of the tower. Wireless Load Cells with Accelerometers are attached to each floor to record how much shaking each floor experiences.

In modern buildings, passive damping mechanisms are installed to damp out oscillations during earthquakes. The damping pendulum in this tower quickly stops oscillations.

What’s Included

  • 10x #1 I-beams
  • 8x #2 I-beams
  • 24x #3 I-beams
  • 1x #4 I-beam
  • 2x Nylon Spacers
  • 20x Connectors
  • 20x (F4) Flat Beam
  • 4x Flat Round Connector
  • 5x Full Round Connectors
  • 5x Floors
  • 2x Mass, 20 gram
  • 2x Mass, 50 gram
  • 1x Medium Shaft, Structures
  • 150x 2 Sets Screws
  • 1x Sliding Connector
  • 1x Tire, Structures
  • 1x Wheel, Structures

Required Accessories

1x Mechanical Wave Driver SF-9324
1x 2 Meter Patch Cord Set SE-9415A
1x Large Rod Base ME-8735
1x Stainless Steel Rod, 25 cm Threaded ME-8988
4x Wireless Load Cell and Accelerometer PS-3216
1x Large Slotted Mass Set ME-7566

Software Required

This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »

Interface Required

This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »

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