Photogate Head

Product Code: ME-9498A

Description

The Photogate Head monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam.

Includes a swivel mount to attach to a photogate stand. It does not include the heavy base and standard rod of the Accessory Photogate (ME-9204B). Can be used with ScienceWorkshop interfaces or with PASPORT interfaces using Digital Adapter (PS-2159).


Applications

  • Conduct basic motion experiments
  • Measure acceleration of freefall
  • Measure pendulum periods

What’s Included

  • 1x Photogate Head with cable

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!

Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


Recommended Accessories

Photogate Stand ME-9805

Support Documents

Photogate Head Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Photogate Head (ME-9498A)

Photogate Head Manual (ME-9498A)
(275 KB – .pdf – English)
Accessories

 

Accessory Photogate
(ME-9204B)

Featuring a Photogate Head with a narrow infrared beam and fast fall time that provide accurate signals for timing.

Photogate Brackets (2 Pack) — IDS
(ME-9806)

Designed to hold an Accessory Photogate (ME-9204B).

Photogate Pendulum Set
(ME-8752)

Set of four pendula (brass, plastic, wood, and aluminum) that are ideal for timing experiments with photogates.

Picket Fence
(ME-9377A)

A rectangular piece of clear plastic with evenly spaced opaque bands.

Timer Switch
(ME-9819)

Designed to be used to signal the beginning of an event through two stereo phone plugs.

Photogate Mounting Bracket
(ME-6821A)

This bracket mounts one or two Photogate Heads on any Projectile Launcher.

Video

Acceleration Due to Gravity Video

See how to quickly determine the value of acceleration due to gravity by dropping a picket fence through a photogate and analyzing the slope of the Velocity vs. Time graph.

Related Links: