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The Smart Gate shown in use with a PASCO Launcher, the Smart Gate has dual photogate beams to accurately measure velocity of objects passing through.

Products

2784368
PS-2180
Smart Gate

Smart Gate

PS-2180   - 

Photogate that can be connected to any PASPORT interface, has auxiliary port to daisy chain gates, double beams for accurate speed measurement, and a special photogate tape slot.
2784373
PS-3701
Smart Gate System

Smart Gate System

PS-3701   - 

A Smart Gate along with PASCO's original photogate in a single kit. The photogate can be daisy chained to the Smart Gate
2784374
PS-3702
Smart Gate Pulley System

Smart Gate Pulley System

PS-3702   - 

Smart Gate and Super Pulley together in one kit. Super Pulley attaches directly to the Smart Gate, providing a simple, low friction system to measure position, velocity and acceleration or investigate rotational motion.

Overview

The Smart Gate has dual Photogate beams spaced at 1.5 cm to accurately measure speed. Built-in laser switch (when used with any laser) allows you to time objects too large to fit through the standard Photogate. Other features include a slot for Photogate Tape, and an auxiliary port for an additional Photogate or for the Time of Flight Accessory.

The Smart Gate System needs only one interface connection. The Photogate daisy-chains to the Smart Gate. The Smart Gate is not compatible with the GLX or the SPARK Science Learning System.

The Smart Gate Pulley System's Super Pulley attaches directly to the Smart Gate, providing a simple, low-friction system to measure position, velocity and acceleration. Additionally, with the pulley removed, the smart gate can be used to perform standard photogate experiments.

Typical Applications

  • Launch velocity for a projectile
  • Photogate timing for dynamics carts
  • Rotational measurements (in conjunction with a Super Pulley)
  • Pendulum timing applications
  • Acceleration of gravity with picket fence

Includes

  Smart Gate
PS-2180
Smart Gate System
PS-3701
Smart Gate Pulley System
PS-3702
Smart Gate with interface cord
Photogate Head (ME-9498A)
Super Pulley (ME-9450A)
Pulley Mounting Rod

Buying Guide

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.