Records change in distance over time, making it ideal for teaching of mechanics / kinematics.
The Motion Sensor is a sonar device that emits ultrasonic pulses, which reflect off an object. It measures the time it takes a high frequency sound pulse to travel from the Sensor to an object and back. This time data is used, together with the speed of sound, to determine the distance of an object from the Sensor.
Make lessons on time, speed, and acceleration fully interactive.
The Motion Sensor has automatic correction for variation in air temperature incorporated into the seven Distance ranges. The Time range measures the time taken for the pulse to travel to an object and back so can be used to measure the speed of sound.
The maximum sample rate is 50 Hz.
The Motion sensor is supplied with a steel rod for clamping into a suitable holding device e.g. a retort stand.
The SmartQ Motion Sensor can be used to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:
The Motion sensor can be used with a Force sensor to: Study the relationship between force & motion, collision and impulse, simple harmonic motion, spring characteristics, extension, oscillation, SHM.
All our sensors are supplied with 5 years warranty and lifetime
For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.
Order No. 3270
Physics (14-18) Motion & Forces Sensor Pack
Order No. CSP003
All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Motion Sensor
|Ranges||3, Walk, 2 Distances, Time|
0.15 to 3 m (Resolution 1 mm)
|Distance (mm)||0.15 to 1 m, 0.15 to 2 m, 0.15 to 4 m,
0.15 to 8 m, 0.15 to 800 cm (Resolution 1 mm)
|Distance (inch)||6 to 300 inches (Resolution 0.1 inch)|
|Minimum Distance||0.15 m|
|Max Sample Rate||50 Hz/20 ms|
|Steel Mounting Rod||Size 80 mm long x 10 mm diameter
with a M6 thread
What's in the box
|1x Motion Sensor|
|1x Steel Mounting Rod|
Red signal received LED to indicate stable readings. Audible sound each time a pulse is sent.
Data from the Motion sensor is serial and is not suitable for use with Timing functions or Time & Motion mode in the EasySense software or data loggers. These functions only use data from switch-type digital sensors.
Minimum distance between the object and the Motion sensor should be 0.15 m Can be used to calibrate a Clifton Spiromete