The Smart Cart (patent pending) is the ultimate tool for studying kinematics, dynamics, Newton’s Laws and more. It is based on a durable ABS body with nearly frictionless wheels just like our high quality PAScars. But now we’ve added built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration. And the Smart Cart can make these measurements on or off a dynamics track and transmit the data wirelessly over Bluetooth®. In essence it is a wireless dynamics cart that combines all the necessary sensors and doesn’t require any additional hardware.
Smart Carts are ideal for studying mechanics (both kinematics and dynamics) and more. For instance, the built-in load cells make a pair of Smart Carts an easy way to visually demonstrate Newton’s 3rd Law. And with measurements of both Force and Acceleration, Newton’s 2nd Law can be investigated in minutes with no other equipment required. Smart Carts truly are a physics lab on wheels.
The most advanced physics cart ever created and all without the hassle and restrictions of cables.
Create your own dynamics system featuring Smart Carts by adding polycarbonate or aluminum tracks, basic components and an optional accessory pack
- Acceleration on an incline (determining g)
- Newton’s Laws
- Conservation of Momentum
- Elastic & Inelastic Collisions
- Conservation of Energy
- Simple Harmonic Oscillators (using the spring set)
- Magnetic damping (using the Magnetic Damping Bumper)
- And much more!
- Built-in ±100 N force sensor
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Motion encoder (for measuring position & velocity on or off a track)
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- No interface required!
- Rechargeable battery
- Magnetic bumper for force sensor
- 3-position plunger
- Mass tray
- Velcro® tabs
- Force sensor hook and rubber bumper