Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester

The new Go Direct Structures & Materials Tester helps students evaluate structure and material strength by measuring the applied load and deflection and graphing the resulting data in real time. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

This tester gives teachers a great way to motivate their students when it is used for engineering activities and competitions with the free Go Direct® Bridge Competition Software.

The tester also includes the NGSS-aligned Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book, providing engaging engineering investigations to get started.

$1,690.00

Boost Learning with Hands-On Testing

The new Go Direct Structures & Materials Tester is an excellent tool for teaching engineering concepts and design processes. Students evaluate truss, bridge, or other structure strength by measuring the applied load and deflection and graphing the resulting data in real time. Students can more easily apply the redesign phase of the engineering design process, as the tester will cause the weakest element of a structure to fail, leaving the remaining elements intact. 

Investigate Structures

Get your students learning right away with the included NGSS-aligned Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book. Students complete these engaging activities to investigate various materials and structures. Topics include beams, trusses, determining modulus of elasticity, and bridges.

Use Competition for Motivation

Boost student motivation and learning with bridge-building competitions. Our free Go Direct Bridge Competition Software provides immediate, side-by-side comparisons of structure strength for your entire class. The software provides real-time graphing, giving students immediate feedback on bridge performance.

  • Dimensions: 45 cm x 50 cm x 20 cm
  • Weight: 22 lbs

Load Cell

  • Operational Range: 0 to 1,000 N
  • Positive stop to prevent sensor damage.
  • Resolution: 0.1 N

Displacement Sensor (encoder)

  • Range: 0 to 7 cm
  • Resolution: 1.0 μm

Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester
Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges with Go Direct® Structures & Materials Tester e-book
Tackle Kit
Free download: Go Direct® Bridge Competition Software
Assembly Instructions
USB micro cable

Truss Tester Accessory (VSMT-TRUSS)
VSMT Tackle Kit (VSMT-TK)

User Manual: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/gdx-vsmt/
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)
FAQ: https://www.vernier.com/til/4505/

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