History of Motion Measurement

Stopwatch Photogate Sonic Motion Sensor The EduForce Module
Data Points 1 1 i No Total 960 Persecous
Max Measuring Distance N/A 23m 6-10m unlimited
No Human Error in Measuring Time
No Human Error in Measuring Distance
Computer Connection Required During Lab
Video-Data Synchronization Manual Automatic

Features and Benefits

If it moves, you can measure it!

Durable and Virtually Indestructible

The circuit board is encased in silicon epoxy. It's able to withstand shocks up to 10,000 g's, surviving classroom "accidents" if dropped or mishandled.

Direct Attachment, to object(s) in motion the Possibilities are Nearly Limitless

The module can directly attach to nearly any surface, including existing lab equiptment, to capture data for whatever is in motion, so there's no reliance on line-of-sight readings. The module's motion measurement equipment is self-contained, so it's not tethered to a computer. This freedom gives you nearly limitless potential so that… if you moves, you can measure it!

Easy to Use

Set trial parameters.
Collect data.
Download data.
Repeat.

9 Degrees of Freedom (9 DOF)
to Bring Labs to Life

Motion measurement in all three dimensions coupled with orientation using three different sensors -all in one package- data provides an accuracy that couldn't previously be captured in the classroom. Data is not limited to linear movement and rotation though; the magnetometer provides an alternative method for measuring and analyzing motion through magnetic field strength.

Continuous Data

Data is collected during the entire trial, not just "snapshots" of data. Sample rates of nearly 1000 samples per second provide a clearer picture of what is happening during the trial. With the continuous stream of data and flexibility of mounting configurations, the EduForce module allows students to capture motion data like never before.

SINC Technology for More "Real-World" Understanding

SINC Technology allows students to record trials with any video recording device, including smartphones; and through the BioForce Analytics Dashboard, automatically merge the video and data files into a single exported file. Students can watch a replay of their trial with their data overlaid on the video to see where real-life variations cause a change in data. SINC Technology allows students a path to critical thinking, by allowing them to see the trial run against their data they can analyze their methodology and correct errors in conducting the trial.

Taking Your Labs to the Next Level

Pendulum Lab

Goal: Determine the relationship between acceleration and position for an object in simple harmonic motion.

Materials: EduForce Module, pendulum

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How much energy can you generate while pumping on a swing? How do you get the greatest bat speed? How will you get your students to get the swing of Physics?

Inclined Plane Lab

Goal: Determine the relationship between force and acceleration.

Materials: EduForce Module, inclined plane

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Analyze your motion as you slide down the ski slope, or drop into a half pipe. How will you take this lab to the next level?

Momentum Lab

Goal: Observe the Law of Conservation of Momentum.

Materials: EduForce Module, 2 carts/gliders, 1 track

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Strap a module to your back as you get tackled. Attach a module to yourself while jumping on a trampoline. Use your module on bumper cars. What kinds of collisions will you analyze more deeply?

Already Taken Your Lab
to the Next Level?

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EduForce Module

A remote-activated motion data collection device that provides numerical and graphical data outputs... bringing physics to life, inside and outside the classroom.

Choose your module design:

Flat

The flat module is best used when fastening to a flat surface, such as a force cart or physical pendulum. Module can be fastened using tape, or for a more secure attachment BioForce adaptors are available.

Rectangular

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Cylindrical

The cylindrical module is highly adaptable and best used where the unit is "inserted" into the measure object, such as a rocket, or in conjunction with the adaptors such as on air-track gliders. Unit can be fastened using tape or BioForce adaptors, for more secure attachment.

Choose your power source:

Supercapacitor

Select the supercapacitor when extended "battery" life is the priority. Virtually limitless charge cycles for shorter trials (≤ 5 minutes). Unit recharges while data is downloaded, and ready for the next trial when the download is complete.

LiPo Battery

Select the LiPo when an extended trial period is the priority. Charge can last 30+ minutes. Battery life is approximatley 500 charge cycles before a noticable decrease in charge/recharge performance.
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