“It takes photographs, video clips, time lapse, operates as a webcam, and has a measurement
feature. It is so easy to use that my four-year-olds mastered it in one day! It is durable, and the price is right. I leave it out and the students are able to use it independently. I have other technological tools, such as iPads, [a] projector, [an iPod] Nano, flip cameras, and digital cameras—but my
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"I apologize..... :)
I totally doubted these microscopes when I got the email and thought "whatever! They're going to sit in the closet like the other ones because they'll be too hard to use.."
I was totally wrong....they ARE super EASY! :)" -- Library Media Specialist by
Amy -- Maryland
Rotary Motion Sensor
Product Code: 3280
This 8 range sensor is a must for every Physics department. It is highly accurate and capable of measuring a variety of motions including: pendulum, angular, and linear.
The sensor can be used on its own or coupled with the linear rack and another sensor, such as light, to investigate the Inverse square law.
This sensor, when used for measuring motion, is best used with the Dynamics System. See also the Rotary Motion Accessory Kit.
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Motion with kinetics trolley
The study of pendulum motion
Simple harmonic motion When used with the Accessory Kit
Conservation of Angular momentum
Moments of inertia
Gravitational rotational energy
Newton's Second Law in its rotational form
Tracking movement in a circle
Linear displacement of an object
Biology and Chemistry: When used with the Accessory Kit
Angular velocity (revs.): ±4 revolutions per second (Resolution: 0.01 rev.)
Angular velocity (rads.): ±40 radians per second (Resolution: 0.1 rad.)
Linear distance (uses the Linear rack accessory): ±200 mm (Resolution: 0.1 mm)
Distance using the 11 mm Pulley: ±200 mm (Resolution: 0.1 mm)
Distance using the 31 mm Pulley: ±2000 mm (Resolution: 1 mm)
Distance using the 49 mm Pulley: ±2000 mm (Resolution: 1 mm)
Pendulum: ±20 degrees (Resolution: 0.1 degree)
The Rotary Motion sensor has is a low friction bi-directional position sensor, which can be used to perform a variety of investigations into rotational mechanics. It contains an optical encoder, which gives a maximum of 1 024 counters per revolution of the sensor's shaft.
This sensor can be used to measure directly:
Linear displacement by using any of the pulley ranges or the linear rack accessory.
Angular displacement using the angular position or pendulum range
Angular velocity using either the revolutions or radians per second range.
A spoked pulley (3177) can be used with this sensor to convert movement from one angle to another.
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Rotary Motion Sensor
NOTE: A Sensor Cable is required to connect this sensor to the ONE Link, SOLUS, or VISION datalogger.