The student force sensor can be used with the Science Workshop interfaces. To use the student force sensor, plug it into an analog channel on the interface. In the Science Workshop software, drag the analog plug icon to the channel and select "Force Sensor (Student)" from the ist of available sensors.
To calibrate the student force sensor, double click on the student force sensor icon to open the calibration window. If necessary, orient the Student Force Sensor in the position needed for the experiment. Use a screwdriver to gently turn the zero adjust trim pot until the voltage shown for the current value is nearly zero. Click the "Read" button to the right of the low value.
For the high value, suspend an object of known mass from the force sensor and enter the weight in the force column (under the Newton unit). Click the "Read" button to the right of the high value. When the calibration procedure is complete, click the OK button to close the window.