Mechanical Wave Driver

Product Code: SF-9324


Wave Drivers provide variable-frequency, variable-amplitude mechanical vibrations for the lab. Our Mechanical Wave Driver is dynamically designed to vary amplitude and drive any wave experiment at specified frequencies. Different PASCO signal generators can be used to power the Wave Driver.


  • Frequency Response: From 0.1 to 5000 Hz with an amplitude of approximately 5 mm up to about 50 Hz.
  • Mounts Vertically or Horizontally: Designed to sit upright on a table, on its side or mounted on a 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) rod.
  • Driving Signal Required: Requires a function generator with a minimum of ±8 V at 0.5 A. An accurate measurement of frequency is necessary for quantitative resonance experiments.
  • A variety of accessories available.


  • Driving waves on strings and wires
  • Vibration modes of plates (Chladni)
  • Resonances of wire loops (Bohr atom model)
  • Vibration modes of springs
  • Resonance of anything that vibrates

Required Accessories

1x Banana Plug Cord-Black (5 Pack) SE-9751
1x 2 Meter Patch Cord Set SE-9415A

Requires One Of These

Sine Wave Generator WA-9867
Function Generator PI-8127
850 Universal Interface UI-5000
Student Function Generator SF-7208

Recommended Accessories

Chladni Plates Kit WA-9607
Chladni Violin Plate SE-7319
Metal Resonance Strips SF-9404
Resonance Wire Loop SF-9405
Longitudinal Wave Spring WA-9401
Elastic Wave Cord SE-9409

Replacement Parts

Slot String Holder (set of 4) SF-9322
Hole String Holder (set of 4) SF-9323

Supporting Documents