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Four built-in sensors. One low price. Zero additional equipment.

New Smart Fan Accessory

The new Smart Fan Accessory works with all PASCO Dynamic Carts but adds new features and functionality when connected to a Smart Cart. Use PASCO Capstone software to wirelessly adjust the level of thrust, set start/stop conditions, or use calculations for precise control of the fan.

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About

Smart Carts boast an amazing array of technology under the hood.

  • Wheel encoder for measuring position, velocity & acceleration 
  • 100 N Load Cell to measure pushes, pulls or collisions
  • 3-axis Accelerometer gives acceleration in any direction and the resultant acceleration
  • 3-axis gyro for measuring rotation

Freedom and Flexibility without Compromise

The Wireless Smart Cart uses Bluetooth® Smart to wirelessly connect directly to your devices running PASCO software with nothing else required. Connect quickly and easily using in-app pairing.  With no interfaces or cables, set up time is minimal and any surface can become your laboratory.

Your choice of software:

Data collection and analysis in real time.

Smart Carts require either PASCO Capstone software on Windows® and Mac® computers, or SPARKvue software to pair directly with computers (Mac/Window), tablets (Windows, iPads & Android), phones (iPhones & Android) and even Chromebooks™

Engineered to save you money:

Not only is the Wireless Smart Cart the most advanced dynamics cart ever created, but it is the most cost effective as well since it replaces separate interfaces, motion sensors, photogates, forces sensors, accelerometers and more by integrating those functions into a single simplified system.

The impulse experienced and the change in velocity created by a collision between two WIreless Smart Carts.

Overview

25 years ago PASCO developed a revolutionary dynamics cart and we've continued to make refinements and improvements over the years.  But now we've taken a great leap forward. 

The New Smart Cart (patent pending) is the ultimate tool for studying kinematics, dynamics and more. It is based on a durable ABS body with nearly frictionless wheels just like our high quality PAScars. But now we've added built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration. And the Smart Cart can make these measurements on or off a dynamics track and transmit the data wirelessly over Bluetooth®.

The most advanced physics cart ever created and all without the hassle and restrictions of cables. Best of all, the Smart Cart represents a huge cost savings over having to purchase all the components (cart, several sensors, an interface) separately.

Create your own dynamics system featuring Smart Carts by adding polycarbonate or aluminum tracks, basic components and an optional accessory pack

Typical Applications

  • Kinematics
  • Acceleration on an incline (determining g)
  • Newton's Laws
  • Impulse
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Elastic & Inelastic Collisions
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Simple Harmonic Oscillators (using the spring set)
  • Magnetic damping (using the Magnetic Damping Bumper)
  • And much more!

Special Features

  • Built-in ±100 N force sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Motion encoder (for measuring position & velocity on or off a track)
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • No interface required!
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Magnetic bumper for force sensor
  • 3-position plunger
  • Mass tray
  • Velcro® tabs
  • Force sensor hook and rubber bumper

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 1.10.0 is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue 3.0.1 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.

Products

2784408
ME-1240
Smart Cart (Red)
PS-3500

Smart Cart (Red)

ME-1240   - 

This is the red version.  The red and blue carts have identical functionality and performance. 

2784409
ME-1241
Smart Cart (Blue)
PS-3500

Smart Cart (Blue)

ME-1241   - 

This is the blue version.  The red and blue carts have identical functionality and performance.

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Includes

  • Smart Cart with onboard sensors
  • Hook
  • Rubber Bumper
  • Magnetic Bumper
  • USB cable (for charging)

Specifications

Force

Range
  • ± 100 N
Resolution
  • 0.1 N
Accuracy
  • ± 1%
Maximum sampling rate
  • 500 samples/second normally
  • 5000 samples/second in burst mode

Position

Resolution
  • ± 0.2 mm

Velocity

Max velocity
  • ± 3 m/s
Max sample rate
  • 100 samples/second

Acceleration

Range
  • ± 16g (g= 9.8 m/s2)
Max sample rate
  • 500 samples/second

Bluetooth distance

Max wireless range
  • 30 m (unobstructed)

Awards

The patent pending Wireless Smart Cart was declared a winner for the  prestigious 2016 GESS (Global Education Supplies and Solutions) Innovation Product award.

Buying Guide

2784419
PS-3500
USB Bluetooth Adapter
ME-1240,ME-1241,PS-3200,PS-3201,PS-3202,PS-3203,PS-3204,PS-3210,PS-3211,PS-3212,PS-3213
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
2784496
ME-1243
Smart Cart Charging Garage
Available February 2017.
1
Accessories

The Smart Carts boast remarkable battery life between charges. But when they need to be topped off, park up to 5 Smart Carts in the Smart Cart Charging Garage.

Also ideal for storage of Smart Carts and their included accessories.

Smart Cart Charging Garage   ME-1243

Software Required

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