The Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor measures angle, angular velocity, and angular acceleration, as well as their linear equivalents.
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor measures angle, angular velocity, and angular acceleration, as well as their linear equivalents. The included three-step pulley allows different torques to be applied, rotating a rigid system at different rates of acceleration. The included rod-mounting holes let you orient the sensor for different experiments. The Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor connects directly to your devices via Bluetooth or USB.
- Conservation of Angular Momentum
- Rotational Inertia
- Centripetal Acceleration
|Angle resolution||0.18° (0.00314 radian)|
|Linear resolution||0.0157 mm (with 5 mm pulley radius)|
|Three-step pulley||10, 29, and 48 mm diameter|
|Shaft diameter||6.35 mm|
|Maximum rotation rate||30 revolutions per second|
|Optical encoder||2000 divisions/rev, bidirectional|
|Connectivity||Direct USB or via Bluetooth 4.0|
Battery & Logging
|Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1||>55,000|
|Battery - Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2||>12 hr|
|Battery - Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3||NA|
1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.
2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
|Rotational Inertia Accessory||ME-8953||$249|
|Recommended charging solution for multiple sensors Wireless Sensor Charging Station||PS-3599||$99|
|3-Step Pulley for Rotary Motion Sensor||CI-6693||$19|
|Required by older computers without bluetooth 4.0 or later USB Bluetooth Adapter||PS-3500||$14|
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor.
Visit PASCO's Experiment Library to view more activities.
Students use a rotary motion sensor to determine the mathematical relationship between torque, rotational inertia, and angular acceleration of a rotating object.
Students use hanging masses to apply torque to a rotating arm and measure its angular acceleration. After varying the torque, they experimentally determine the mathematical relationship between net torque and angular acceleration.
In this lab, students use rotary motion sensors to determine the mathematical relationship between torque, rotational inertia, and angular acceleration of a rotating object.
|Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor Manual||English||1.62 MB|