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.
- Bluetooth and USB connectivity
- +/- 50 N
- 3-axis accelerometer
- 3-axis gyroscope
- Built-in rod clamp
- Bumper Attachment
- Eyebolt/Hook Attachment
- Cart/Bracket Thumbscrew
- Rod Clamp Thumbscrew
- USB Cable (for recharging and optional direct connection)
|Force Range||±50 N|
|Force Resolution||0.03 N|
|Acceleration Range||±16 g|
|Angular Rotation Rate Range||up to ±2000 degrees per second|
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|
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.
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.
Use a force sensor to measure contact and some non-contact forces in relation to gravity.
In this lab, students will use force sensors to study the centripetal force experienced by an object in uniform circular motion.
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.
In this lab, students will use pairs of force sensors to observe the relationship between an action force and the resulting reaction force.
In this lab, students use a motion sensor and a force sensor to determine the static and kinetic friction coefficients between two contacting surfaces.
In this lab, students will use two force sensors to measure a pair of oppositely directed forces.