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The high g sensor measures forces in the range of ±40g or 0 - 500ms-2 . 

Ideal for measuring the forces in collisions between Data Harvest dynamics carts.

The sensor has two measurement axis, the x axis (along the length of the sensor) and the y axis (across the width of the sensor). A resultant range combines the readings of both axis to create a change of force sensor.

Two Carts Colliding on dynamics system
Teaching applications:
  • Force changes in collisions
  • Showing equal and opposite forces in collisions

cart with accelerometer attached
Extension and advanced ideas:
  • Force changes in dynamics cart journey
  • Free fall
  • Model Force of impact onto crash mats

Accelerometer golf swing
Special features:
  • Resultant force range
  • Output as acceleration, g values
  • Complete with mounting kit for the Dynamics carts
  • Combined with the functions built into the software Force as newtons can be determined
  • Maximum sample rate 50uS intersample time.
  • Resultant force range is limited to 50Hz intersample time (20 ms between samples)
  • Only one range can be recorded at a time
  • MEMS capacitive sensing element.


X & Y (g): ±40 g, 0 to 50 g
X & Y ( ms-2): ±400 ms-2, 0 to 500 ms-2

Available Resources

Downloads Accelerometer Sensor Manual
Doc No.: DS103 | Issue: 1
Acceleration due to g PAG - Best results

We used the light gates for the acceleration due to g PAG and it worked really well and I’m happy to say the Data harvest equipment gave the best result. The dynamics system has found use for the GCSE too.

Andrew Symonds Swanshurst School Brook Lane | Billesley | Birmingham

VISION, Light Gates, Accelerometer, Dynamics

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Teaching Materials

Reducing the impact (accelerometer) (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
The investigation allows the students to measure the forces in an impact and design solutions to reduce the maximum force and extend the time the force is present. Good for understanding the need for the correct foot ware landing platform etc.

View Worksheet Science in Sport (11-18) eBook
Effect of the landing surface (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
Its all very well jumping high or tumbling fast, but landing on the wrong surface can cause massive injuries. This is an exercise to show how the correct surface can attenuate the forces of landing / contact.

View Worksheet Teacher Notes Student Worksheet Science in Sport (11-18) eBook
Predicting the Impact (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
Physics and maths can seem strange bed fellows for an athlete, this is an activity to show how science can make sure that sporting activity that pushes the physical limits remains safe.

View Worksheet Science in Sport (11-18) eBook
Making the landing safe (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
A mini project to design a landing surface that keeps the athlete safe after landing from a height or at speed.

View Worksheet Science in Sport (11-18) eBook
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