This page provides basic information about the operation of the BioForce Analytics EduForce™ Module (“Module”) and EduForce™ Remote (“Remote”). Information contained on this page will guide the user on the physical characteristics of the equipment, technical specifications, and maintenance required to operate the equipment. Information on using the Module / Remote to collect motion data is contained in the EduForce Dashboard Resource Page. Users should use the SINC™ Technology Resource Page for information on using the Module to capture motion and video data simultaneously.
The EduForce™ Module is designed for use in the classroom, providing state-of-the-art motion data previously unobtainable through the use of stopwatches, photogates, and sonic rangers. Each of these devices has inherent limitations, by which, students are then limited in the exploration of physics concepts during their own personal experimentation.
The Module’s electronics are encased in a silicon epoxy to resist high impacts, such as being dropped on the floor accidentally. The lightweight, compact design allows students the ability to mount Modules on a variety of existing classroom equipment. Instructors can also use a wide range of BFA designed holders, mounts, and equipment to more securely attach modules for use in, and out of, the classroom.
The Module pairs with the EduForce™ Remote to provide the user the ability to remotely start/stop data collection without physical contact with the module, reducing the amount of spurious motion imparted on the module during a trial. The Remote is equipped with an automatic time-out circuit (two (2) minutes from the last button activation) to prevent unnecessary battery drain. The Remote can also pair with iOS and Android video recording devices to simultaneously start/stop video and data recording to analyze trial data through SINC™ Technology. (See the SINC Technology User’s Guide for details)