Statics System

Product Code: ME-9502


The Statics System is a versatile lab system designed for demonstrating the basic concepts of vector forces, torques, center of mass, simple machines, and more. Add a second ME-9503 Statics Board (one board is included) to double the width, making it ideal for demonstrations.

The Comprehensive Manual includes detailed, copy-ready instructions for these 16 experiments:

1. Hooke’s Law – Measuring Forces
2. Adding Forces – Resultants and Equilibrants
3. Resolving Forces – Components
4. Torque – Parallel
5A. Center of Mass
5B. Equilibrium of Physical Bodies
6. Torque – Non-Parallel Forces
7. The Inclined Plane
8. Sliding Friction and Static Friction
9. Simple Harmonic Motion – Mass on a Spring
10. Simple Harmonic Motion – The Simple Pendulum
11A. Simple Harmonic Motion – Physical Pendulum
11B. Minimum Period for a Physical Pendulum
11C. Simple Harmonic Motion – Beam on a Spring
12. Simple Machines – The Lever
13. Simple Machine – The Inclined Plane
14. Simple Machines – The Pulley
15. Forces on a Boom
16. Modified Atwood’s Machine



  • Magnetic Steel Board
  • Magnetically Mounted Components
  • Writable White Board Finish


  • Hooke’s Law
  • Torque – Parallel Forces
  • Center of Mass
  • Torque – Non-Parallel Forces
  • The Inclined Plane
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Simple Machines
  • Forces on a boom

How It Works

The Statics Board is a ferrous metal plate (approximately 45 cm x 45 cm) and has a writable white board finish on both sides allowing for force diagrams, equations and notes to be written directly on its surface and easily erased. A second (optional) board can be attached to the first board to expand the work area for demonstrations.

Most of the components of the Statics System attach magnetically to the board and have rubber rings on their base to protect the board. One of the components allows a Load Cell (such as PS-2201) to be attached to the board to electronically measure the force.

What’s Included


Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Product Specifications

Dimensions Approximately 45 cm x 45 cm
Spring Scale Range 5 N

Also Available

Statics Board ME-9503
Statics Spares Package ME-9504
5 N Load Cell PS-2201

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