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Vu Push Button Switches

Vu+ Push Button Switches

Supplied in a pack of two, these push button switches are designed to be used in timing experiments such as reaction times, counting and measuring speed.

Note: Vu+ data logger required.


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Learn primary science through Data Logging activities with the Vu Primary Data Logger. Enjoy 3 FREE CPD courses that introduce the Vu Data Logger, Using Vu with our EasySense Software and a number short lessons providing ideas and activities you can quickly use in your own lesson plans.

Digital Switches

The push buttons are digital switch-type sensors that have two states, ON and OFF, these are push-to-make switches fitted with a red LED to give a visual indication of the switch's state.

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Practical Investigations

Use the Vu+ Push Button Switches to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:

  • Reaction Time Game
  • Counting objects (traffic, people, animals, etc.)
  • Measure speed (cars, people, etc.)
  • Record the differences in time taken to walk, run or hop over the same distance
  • Record the time taken by a vehicle to pass from one point to another
  • Introducing 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
Your Purchasing Options

For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.

Vu Push Button Switches Vu Push Button Switches
Order No. 2331PK
Downloads & Resources

All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Vu Push Button Switches

Product Manuals

Download Vu Push Button Reaction Switches Manual | Version: 2


Infrared source Peak at 880 nm
Response time Less than 5 microseconds
Timing resolution 10 µs

What's in the box

2 x Vu+ Push Switches
2 x Sensor Leads