Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor couples a 3-axis accelerometer with a stable and accurate force sensor that measures forces as small as ±0.1 N and up to ±50 N. Measure pushes and pulls in the classroom or outdoors. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor includes a force sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis gyroscope. Take it on a roller coaster, swing, or slide. Suspend several Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensors from the ceiling to perform a 3-D vector force experiment, or attach a string to the hook and whirl it in a horizontal or vertical circle. In wireless mode, your imagination is the only limiting factor!

Go Direct Force and Acceleration can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Investigate Newton’s Third Law by connecting the hooks of two force sensors with a rubber band.
  • Use the force sensor to pull an object across a surface to measure frictional forces.
  • Attach the force sensor to the Centripetal Force Apparatus to measure centripetal force and acceleration simultaneously.
  • Place sensors on Dynamics Carts to investigate forces and accelerations in collisions.
  • Connect to Scratch 3 and enhance your activity with sensor input to control your sprite.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our free Vernier Graphical Analysis™ app, as well as Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro and LabQuest® 3. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting–no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wireless or Wired—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Vernier Graphical Analysis app–no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Force: ±50 N
Acceleration: 3 axis, ±16 g
Gyroscope: 3 axis, 2000°/s
Connections:Wireless: Bluetooth
Wired: USB

Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor
Nylon screw
Accessory rod
Micro USB Cable

Adapter for PASCO Cart (PCA-DFS)
Air Track Adapter (ATA-DFS)
Bumper and Launcher Kit (BLK)
Centripetal Force Apparatus Moment of Inertia Accessory Kit (CFA-MIK)
Centripetal Force Apparatus Motor Accessory Kit (GDX-CFA-MAK)
Centripetal Force Apparatus Sensor Bracket (CFA-SBK)
Force Table Adapter (FTA-DFS)
Go Direct® Centripetal Force Apparatus (GDX-CFA)
Go Direct® Charge Station (GDX-CRG)
Micro USB to USB-C Cable (CB-USB-C-MICRO)
Reflex Hammer Accessory Kit (RFX-ACC)

Dual-Range Force Sensor Replacement Parts Kit (DFS-RPK)
Replacement Rod, 5 inch (ACC-ROD)
Micro USB Cable (CB-USB-MICRO)
Go Direct® 300 mAh Replacement Battery (GDX-BAT-300)

User Manual: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/gdx-for/
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)
FAQ: https://www.vernier.com/til/3924/


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