SPARK Element - PS-3100

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Overview

Why are we adding a new Element to the table?

There are a myriad of options for technology in science classrooms and labs including desktops, laptops, netbooks, iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks and even smart phones.  And so we at PASCO have worked hard to ensure that our applications run directly on all of those platforms so that you can use your existing technology with our sensors and interfaces for data collection and analysis.

But customers have asked for a dedicated device for the science classroom and we've listened.  And that's where the SPARK Element comes in.  It is a robust, highly portable, powerful device designed for use in science classrooms with all the features teachers and students need.

Simple connectivity

The Element can use any of the more than 70 PASPORT sensors and can connect to USB interfaces such as the USB Link or SPARKlink or bluetooth interfaces such as the Airlink2, SPARKlink Air or 550 Universal Interface.

Preloaded software

The SPARK Element is an ideal platform for SPARKvue our award-winning science learning application for data collection, sharing, visualization, and analysis.  Also included are the Spectrometry and MatchGraph applications.

Digital Content Included

The Element includes over several highly interactive and inquiry based SPARKlab activities.  These media rich, guided inquiry labs are a PASCO exclusive.

In addition the student version of every lab manual PASCO produces is available on the Element as well. 

Special Features

  • Large, high quality touchscreen
  • Extremely light weight and portable
  • High speed processor
  • WiFi and USB Connectivity
  • High definition camera
  • SPARKvue software, Spectrometry app, Matchgraph app installed
  • Included lab activities for physics, biology, chemistry, earth & environmental science, physical science, middle school science, elementary school science and STEM applications.

Uses

The SPARK Element is an ideal solution:

  • If your science labs lack existing technology platforms (computers, tablets, Chromebooks etc)
  • If you'd like a highly portable data logger for field work or individual study
  • If you need to fill in gaps in a BYOD situation 
  • When you want a plug and play solution with minimized IT issues
  • To avoid students using their technology for something other than science.
  • Or if you'd simply like an affordable and dedicated solution for science.

Specifications

OS & Software
  • Android 5.0 + PASCO Applications
CPU
  • Intel® Atom (1.2 GHz)
Display
  • 6.95” LCD 1024 x 600 Multi Touch
Cameras
  • 0.3 MP Front & 2.0 MP Rear
Memory
  • 1 GB
Storage
  • 8 GB
Connectivity
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
I/O
  • 1x Micro USB 2.0 OTG Port Type B
  • 1x Micro SD Card Slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 1x Combo Audio Jack
Battery
  • Li-Polymer 3 Cell 3000 mAh
Sensors
  • Accelerometer, Sound
Weight
  • 12.5 oz (354 grams)
Dimensions
  • 7.8”(198 mm) W x 4.6”(116 mm) D x .43”(11 mm) H
Accessories
  • Smart Cover (included)
  • USB Power Adapter

Buying Guide

915378
PS-2575
Single Port USB Wall Charger
1
2784420
PS-3501
10 Port USB Charging Station

The SPARK Element ships with a wall charger but if you need a replacement or would like a 10 port charging station the following are available:

Single Port USB Wall Charger   PS-2575
10 Port USB Charging Station   PS-3501

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!