Truss Set - ME-6990

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Overview

This introductory Structures System set includes everything needed to quickly build a variety of trusses. A variety of I-beams give the flexibility to design and create many different structures. As with all Structures Systems sets, Load Cells (sold separately) can be placed anywhere in the structure, allowing you to measure tension and compression forces at that point.

The Truss Set includes a total of 60 I-beams and all necessary connectors.

Load cells, a load cell amplifier and an interface are required to collect and analyze data using PASCO software.

Typical Applications

Example structures using just the Truss Set:

  • Through Truss with Verticals
  • Deck Truss Bridge
  • Kingpost Roof Truss

Easy as 1-2-3 to construct!

  • Fit the I-beams into the connectors
  • Secure the beams with thumb screws
  • Thumb screws are also slotted for use with a screwdriver

Includes

Truss members include:
#1 (5.5 cm long) I-beam (8)
#2 (8 cm long) I-beam (8)
#3 (11.5 cm long) I-beam (18)
#4 (17 cm long) I-beam (18)
#5 (24 cm long) I-beam (8)
Connectors (14)
Truss set screws includes:
Screws (75)

  • Truss Set Members (ME-6993)
  • Truss Set Screws (ME-6994)
  • Instruction Manual
  • How It Works

    Explore basic trusses and bridges:

    PASCO’s Truss Set includes all of the materials needed to demonstrate the properties of I-beams and teach the basics of trusses, including 60 I-beams of various sizes.

    Add measurements to your system: 

    The Load Cell & Amplifier Set provides you the means to accurately measure tension and compression in real-time—anywhere in your structure! You build the Load Cell right into your structure where you want it—and easily relocate it without disassembling the entire structure.

    Collect data on your choice of interfaces:

    Load cells connect to a load cell amplifier which can then be connected to any current PASCO interface.

    Buying Guide

    58500
    ME-7589
    Large Slotted Mass Set (2 kg Set)
    1
    57881
    ME-7566
    Large Slotted Mass Set
    1
    1607
    SE-8759
    Hooked Mass Set
    1
    Add a Mass Set
    Large Slotted Mass Set (2 kg Set)   ME-7589
    Large Slotted Mass Set   ME-7566
    Hooked Mass Set   SE-8759
    57670
    PS-2199
    Load Cell and Amplifier Set
    1
    57671
    PS-2200
    100 N Load Cell
    1
    57672
    PS-2198
    PASPORT Load Cell Amplifier
    1
    Add Measurement Capabilities
    Load Cell and Amplifier Set   PS-2199
    100 N Load Cell   PS-2200
    PASPORT Load Cell Amplifier   PS-2198
    58434
    PS-2204
    PASPORT Displacement Sensor
    1
    Add Sensors
    PASPORT Displacement Sensor   PS-2204
    57926
    ME-6993
    Truss Set Members
    1
    57927
    ME-6994
    Truss Set Screws
    1
    57928
    ME-6995
    Road Bed Spares
    1
    57929
    ME-6996
    Cord Lock Spares
    1
    57930
    ME-6997
    Full Round and xyz Connector Spares
    1
    58437
    ME-6998A
    Axle Spares
    1
    58439
    ME-6999A
    Angle Connector Spares
    1
    60287
    ME-7002
    Connector Spares
    1
    Replacement Parts
    Truss Set Members   ME-6993
    Truss Set Screws   ME-6994
    Road Bed Spares   ME-6995
    Cord Lock Spares   ME-6996
    Full Round and xyz Connector Spares   ME-6997
    Axle Spares   ME-6998A
    Angle Connector Spares   ME-6999A
    Connector Spares   ME-7002

    Interface Required

    To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

    New to probeware or have questions about  sensors or interfaces? Contact Teacher and Technical Support.  We're here to help!

    Software Required

    This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.