Wireless Smart Cart Aims To Allow More Accurate Measurement in Physics Experiments
Scientific is introducing a new Smart Cart,
a low-friction cart with sensors that will allow students to collect
experiments to learn physics concepts. With the use of the sensors, students can
information acquired in lab experiments directly to their devices,
lab setup and allowing teachers and students more time to perform their
can collect data on position and displacement, speed and velocity,
motion, acceleration, Newton's laws, friction, kinetic energy,
momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions and conservation of energy.
Smart Cart's onboard sensors can transmit
data wirelessly to any kind of device using Bluetooth.
cart is based on an ABS body with nearly
frictionless wheels. It includes a sensor that measures force, a
motion encoder for measuring position and velocity, a rubber bumper,
bumper and mass tray. There is also a hook, three-position spring
Velcro tabs, a rechargeable battery and USB port and cable for charging.
new cart is expected to be available in June
(in either red or blue) for a special price to U.S. educators of $159.
Scientific has created other innovative
teaching products to help students conduct scientific experiments. This
different, according to company representatives, because there are no wires,
improving measurement because there are fewer impediments to experiment
this year, the Smart Cart was named a
finalist in the Global Education Supplies and Solutions Innovation
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.