Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor - PS-3202

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The Wireless Force Acceleration sensor contains 50 N load cell and a three axis accelerometer and gyro and it connects directly to your devices via USB or Bluetooth.

Overview

 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 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.

Special Features

  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Logging
  • +/- 50 N force sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer (+/- 16 g)
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Finger-holes
  • Built-in rod clamp

Bluetooth 4 Connectivity

Required Software:

PASCO products that use Bluetooth® 4 technology - wireless sensors, smart carts, and the AirLink Interface - require the latest versions of our software. PASCO Capstone 1.9.2 is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue 3.0.0 is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Compatibility/System requirements

Any current model Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Android phone will support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth 4 devices.

Windows computers/tablets, Chromebooks and older Macs currently require the PS-3500 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter to connect to PASCO’s Bluetooth 4 devices.

Full compatibility details are available, including compatibility information for older computing devices.

Datalogging

Independent datalogging 

Long term data collection directly on the sensor

In logging mode wireless sensors collect data to their onboard memory for hours, days, weeks or even months at a time without needing to be connected to a computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone.

When the experiment is concluded, simply connect the sensor to a device running PASCO software and download all the measurements it recorded.

VIDEO

Videos

An overview of the Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor and a general video regarding the use of PASCO Bluetooth® Smart products.

Includes

  • Bumper Attachment
  • Eye bolt/Hook Attachment
  • Cart/Bracket Thumbscrew
  • Rod Clamp Thumbscrew
  • USB Cable (for recharging and optional direct connection)
  • Specifications

    Range (Force)
    • +/- 50 N
    Resolution (Force)
    • 0.03 N
    Range (Acceleration)
    • ± 16 g
    Max Sample Rate
    • 1000 Hz
    Force Overload Protection
    • Up to 75 N without damage
    Beam deflection
    • 0.28 mm
    Mounting Options
    • Mounts on PASCO carts
    • Mounts on standard 12.7 mm diameter rods
    Output Voltage
    • N/A (digital)
    Battery
    • Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
    • (Expected life of 3-4 months on a single charge with normal use)
    Logging
    • Yes
    Connectivity
    • Direct USB or via Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth 4.0)
    • Max wireless range of 30 m (unobstructed)

    Teacher Guides and Labs

    View experiments that can be performed using the Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor (PS-3202). There are 28 experiments available.

    Elementary School Teacher Guide (PS-2875D)

    1 - Heavy and Heavier

    9 - Conservation of Matter

    Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide (PS-3852)

    1 - Archimedes’ Principle

    13 - Newton’s First Law

    14 - Newton’s Third Law

    18 - Simple Machines and Force

    23 - Work and Mechanical Advantage

    Physical Science through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2843B)

    17 - Introduction to Force

    18 - Archimedes’ Principle

    20 - Newton’s Second Law

    21 - Newton’s Third Law

    Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2873C)

    6 - Introduction to Force

    7 - Archimedes’ Principle

    8 - Hooke’s Law

    10 - Newton’s Second Law

    11 - Newton’s Third Law

    12 - Static and Kinetic Friction

    15 - Impulse Momentum

    16 - Work and Energy

    17 - Simple Harmonic Motion

    19 - Circular Motion

    20 - Centripetal Force

    SPARKlabs

    Better Bumpers (SPARKlab)

    Newton's Second Law (SPARKlab)

    Newton's Third Law (SPARKlab)

    Buying Guide

    2784419
    PS-3500
    USB Bluetooth Adapter
    1
    Required

    Windows devices, Chromebooks and older Macs lack native Bluetooth® Smart support and require an adapter to use PASCO wireless products.

    All current model Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or phones support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth Smart devices and do not require the adapter.

    Full compatibility details are available.

    USB Bluetooth Adapter   PS-3500
    2784444
    ME-8094
    Wireless Centripetal Force Accessory
    1591
    ME-8951
    Rotating Platform
    Accessories

    Use your Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor to measure centripetal force and acceleration with the centripetal force accessory and a rotating platform.

    Wireless Centripetal Force Accessory   ME-8094
    Rotating Platform   ME-8951
    915378
    PS-2575
    Single Port USB Wall Charger
    1
    2784420
    PS-3501
    10 Port USB Charging Station
    1
    Accessories

    The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor includes a USB cable for charging when connected to a computer or other powered USB port. 

    But if you'd like a wall charger there are single and 10 port options.

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

    Software Required

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