Time-of-Flight Accessory - ME-6810A

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Overview

Redesigned for 2017! The new version provides the same level of accuracy and repeatability as before but with a more rugged enclosure that will withstand projectile impacts for years and years without issue.

The Time-of-Flight Accessory is designed primarily for free fall or projectile experiments. When a projectile is launched or object dropped, a photogate starts the timing of one of PASCO's timing systems. When the object hits the plate of the Time-of-Flight Accessory and makes a noise, a signal is sent to the interface to stop the timer. The signal is identical to the signal sent by a blocked photogate.

When used with PASCO's Projectile Launcher or Mini Launcher, the Time-of-Flight Accessory demonstrates the relationship between time-of-flight, angle, distance, and initial velocity.

The Time-of-Flight Accessory (ME-6810A) is an accessory for the:

Typical Applications

  • Use with all PASCO launchers
  • Conduct freefall experiments

Typical Experiments:

Two Photogate Heads needed for Horizontal Distance experiment.

  • Time-of-Flight Versus Initial Velocity
  • Horizontal Distance
  • Horizontal Velocity is Constant

Buying Guide

2784579
ME-6825B
Mini Launcher
1394
ME-6800
Projectile Launcher
Required - One of the following

The Time-of-Flight Accessory must be used with either the PASCO Projectile Launcher OR the PASCO Mini Launcher.  

Mini Launcher   ME-6825B
Projectile Launcher   ME-6800
1406
ME-6821A
Photogate Mounting Bracket
1
Required

A Photogate Mounting Bracket is needed to mount either one Smart Gate or two Photogate Heads for measuring the initial velocity and starting the timer for the Time-of-Flight Accessory.

Photogate Mounting Bracket   ME-6821A
2784368
PS-2180
Smart Gate
1405
ME-9498A
Photogate Head
2
Required - One of the following

When using the Time-of-Flight Accessory with PASCO software (PASCO Capstone or SPARKvue) either a single Smart Gate or two Photogate Heads are required along with a PASCO interface.

Smart Gate   PS-2180
Photogate Head (2 required)   ME-9498A
50483
ME-8932
Smart Timer Photogate System
1
56886
ME-9403A
Digital Photogate Timer System
1
Required for Standalone Use

If not using PASCO software, a standalone option is to use  either the Smart Timer Photogate System or the Digital Photogate Timer System.

Smart Timer Photogate System   ME-8932
Digital Photogate Timer System   ME-9403A