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This Set is ideal for use in primary and secondary schools. It consists of a simple low cost wooden Timing Ramp and car  and a kit comprising of 2 magnetic proximity switches and a magnet.



The magnet attaches to the underside of the car and two reed switches fit into holes in the ramp. The switches are used connected to an data loggerto record time, speed or acceleration of the car as it travels down the ramp. The plugs are mini-din type that fit with loggers that accept Smart Q sensors (the Timing Ramp set for Vu logger users is Order No 2340).

The 1m high adjustable Timing ramp has four slope positions and four slope surfaces with different levels of friction.

The wooden car has space for weights to be added.

The Timing Ramp and stand comes with
The Timing Ramp and stand comes with:
  • 1 m long wooden ramp, full width 18.5 cm
  • A stand with four slope positions (total stand height 46 cm)
  • 4 different surfaces to show the effect of friction (1 m long and 14 cm wide)
  • A wooden car with space for weights (approx. 17.5 cm long x 11.5 cm wide)
  • Two magnetic proximity switches with sensor leads
  • Magnet and 2 self-adhesive pads to attach the magnet to the car
  • Assembly instructions

For more advanced work on Motion and Forces, please refer to the Dynamics System which offers greater flexibility and precision using Light Gates for timing.


1x 1 m Wooden Ramp
1x 4 Position Slope Stand
4x Different Surfaces
1x Wooden Car
2x Magnetic Proximity Switches & Magnet

Available Resources

Downloads Switch Kit for Timing Ramp
Doc No.: DS108 | Issue: 2

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Order No. : 3840

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