Vernier probware question: Go-link or Lab Pro?

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  • #2930

    Doug Wick
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    Hi modelers,

    I am a new modeler and am equipping a physics modeling lab. Given the legacy equipment I have inherited, it would cost me exactly the same amount to use Go-Links or to use Lab Pros to finish out the lab. (The arithmetic: I need 9 lab stations, and I own 4 Lab Pros. I am assuming that 2 go-links would be needed for each lab station, so 18 * $61 for that path. Or, buy 5 more lab pros, so 5 * 220.) First, am I correct in assuming that both would work? I will be using Logger Pro and a typical assortment of probes (motion sensors, dual range force sensors…). Second, if either would work, which would you recommend?

    Thanks!

    Doug Wick
    Branson School
    Ross, CA

    #2960

    Doug Wick
    Member

    Howdy, all.

    I got many prompt and helpful answers from the listserv. In case anyone stumbles across the question here, I’ll summarize the responses: go with lab quest minis as the first choice, lab pros as the second choice (they require power), and go-links only as a last resort. The go-links are not compatible with digital sensors such as motion detectors.

    Cheers!

    Doug Wick

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    David Arner
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    I’ve had good luck with the go links, but I’ve also been teaching strictly mechanics and don’t need as many sensors. For motion sensors I use the go motion sensors. For me I want as few interfaces for the students as possible. So the simple plug and play that the Go sensors is convenient.

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