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Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

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The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor couples a 3-axis accelerometer with a stable and accurate force sensor that measures forces as small as ±0.1 N and up to ±50 N. Measure pushes and pulls in the classroom or outdoors. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.


The Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor includes a force sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis gyroscope. Take it on a roller coaster, swing, or slide. Suspend several Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensors from the ceiling to perform a 3-D vector force experiment, or attach a string to the hook and whirl it in a horizontal or vertical circle. In wireless mode, your imagination is the only limiting factor!

Go Direct Force and Acceleration can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Investigate Newton’s Third Law by connecting the hooks of two force sensors with a rubber band.
  • Use the force sensor to pull an object across a surface to measure frictional forces.
  • Attach the force sensor to the Centripetal Force Apparatus to measure centripetal force and acceleration simultaneously.
  • Place sensors on Dynamics Carts to investigate forces and accelerations in collisions.
  • Connect to Scratch 3 and enhance your activity with sensor input to control your sprite.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our free Graphical Analysis 4 app or LabQuest 2 App. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.


  • Force: ±50 N
  • Acceleration: 3 axis, ±16 g
  • Gyroscope: 3 axis, 2000°/s
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

View the Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor user manual

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

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Compatibility Requirements

What’s Included

  • Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor
  • Hook
  • Bumper
  • Nylon screw
  • Accessory rod
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Force and Acceleration SensorGDX-FORContact Us
Optional Accessories
Adapter for Pasco CartPCA-DFSContact Us
Air Track AdapterATA-DFSContact Us
Bumper and Launcher KitBLKContact Us
Centripetal Force Apparatus Moment of Inertia Accessory KitCFA-MIKContact Us
Centripetal Force Apparatus Motor Accessory KitGDX-CFA-MAKContact Us
Centripetal Force Apparatus Sensor BracketCFA-SBKContact Us
Force Table AdapterFTA-DFSContact Us
Go Direct® Centripetal Force ApparatusGDX-CFAContact Us
Go Direct® Charge StationGDX-CRGContact Us
Micro USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MICROContact Us
Reflex Hammer Accessory KitRFX-ACCContact Us


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