Fitted with a red LED, a pair of these switches can be used to test students’ reaction times.

One switch can also be used for manual marking of events during data logging activities.




  • LED indicator shows ON
  • Connect to ports A and B for timing functions.
  • Connect to any port for event marking.


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  • Introducing learners to the idea of the computer acting as a stopwatch e.g. starting and stopping timing.
  • Introducing the fact that speed can be calculated directly if the distance between the start and finish line is used.


  • Reaction times*
  • Record the differences in time taken to walk, run or hop over the same distance.

The Push Button/Reaction Time switch is a push-to-make switch fitted with a red LED to give a visual indication of the switch’s state. Two switches are needed for a reaction time investigation.

Works with the following Dataloggers:

VHub4 and VHub8


2 – Push Button Reaction Switches