Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor

Description

Overview

Capable of measuring force, acceleration, and rotation, this sensor is ideal for experiments involving rotating platforms, moving carts, spring oscillations, collisions, and impulse.

The wireless design offers improved measurements without a cable affecting the experiment outcome. Finger-holes support handheld applications or mount it onto a cart or rod.

The Teaching Advantage

  • Simultaneously measures force and acceleration. Measures acceleration in x, y, and z axes and resultant acceleration. Built-in gyroscope measures rotation.
  • Features convenient Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity with simple, one-touch in-app pairing.
  • Probe can be quickly zeroed through software for accurate taring.
  • Long-lasting rechargeable battery.
  • Logging mode allows force, acceleration and rotation data to be recorded directly on the sensor for long term experiments. The logged data can later be uploaded to software for complete analysis.

Special Features

  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Logging
  • +/- 50 N
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Finger-holes
  • Built-in rod clamp

Includes

  • Bumper Attachment
  • Eyebolt/Hook Attachment
  • Cart/Bracket Thumbscrew
  • Rod Clamp Thumbscrew
  • USB Cable (for recharging and optional direct connection)

Product Specifications

Force Range ±50 N
Force Resolution 0.03 N
Accuracy 0.1 N
Acceleration Range ±16 g
Angular Rotation Rate Range up to ±2000 degrees per second
Battery Rechargeable lithium-polymer
Logging Yes
Bluetooth BT 4.0

Battery and Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1 >20,000
Battery – Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2 >38 hr
Battery – Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3 1.5 days
Battery Type LiPo

1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.

2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.

* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.

Experiments

Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.

Introduction to Force

Use a force sensor to measure contact and some non-contact forces in relation to gravity.

Centripetal Force

In this lab, students will use force sensors to study the centripetal force experienced by an object in uniform circular motion.

Archimedes’ Principle

Use a force sensor to explore the relationship between the volume of fluid displaced by a submerged object and the buoyant force experienced by that submerged object.

Newton’s Third Law

In this lab, students will use pairs of force sensors to observe the relationship between an action force and the resulting reaction force.

Coefficients Of Friction

In this lab, students use a motion sensor and a force sensor to determine the static and kinetic friction coefficients between two contacting surfaces.

Newton’s Third Law

In this lab, students will use two force sensors to measure a pair of oppositely directed forces.

Specifications

Range
  • +/- 50 N
Resolution
  • 0.03 N
Accuracy
  • 1% / 0.1 N
Battery
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Logging
  • Yes
Bluetooth
  • BT 4.0