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Dataloggers

There are currently two brands of datalogger available, Pasco and Vernier. In the past, they were available for hire at $30 for a half day and $60 for a full day, but from 2010 onwards the fee has been waived. Schools can book only one datalogger. A datalogger can be reserved by emailing Vicphysics at danok@bigpond.com specifying the day, the brand and whether it is for a half day or full day.

To access the data the software can be downloaded for a free trial.

Ciderhouse, the Pasco supplier, has announced that there is a free download of SPARKVue for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as an alternate to the more traditional datalogger and will have a few vests to safely contain the iPhones/iPods if students don't have a suitable place to safely store the device while on the ride. This app records the acceleration data from the built-in accelerometers in the devices. The standard Pasco dataloggers also measure altitude. To access the app just go to the App Store or iTunes and search for "SparkVue" and elect to install. It's small and free so installs quickly. There's some preset experiment for x, y, z and x/y/z resultant accelerations. Note: For the safety of other passengers and those on the ground, Luna Park does not allow any hand held objects on its rides. Any device must be in a sealed pocket.



Data Files from the Luna Park Days in 2005

NOTE: To run any of the files below, you need to have downloaded the relevant software, see websites above.

PASCO

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Generic

carousel.zip

370 kB

Generic

enterprise.zip

324 kB

Generic

gforce.zip

606 kB

Generic

scenicrailway.zip

623 kB

Generic

explore.zip

809 kB

Generic

combined.zip

503 kB

Microsoft Word

carouselgraph.doc

42 kB

Each of these files contain several rides.

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Generic

birchip.ds

1.79 MB

Generic

boronia.ds

663 kB

Generic

BMG1.ds

1.69 MB

Generic

BMG2.ds

927 kB

Generic

BMG3.ds

735 kB

Generic

donvale.ds

1.36 MB

Generic

murdoch.ds

1.73 MB

Generic

norwood.ds

2.66 MB

VERNIER

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Generic

BOO_cr3.cmbl

4.26 kB

Generic

BOO_sd1.cmbl

13.6 kB

Generic

BOO_sp1.cmbl

16.9 kB

Generic

lor_ep.cmbl

9.11 kB

Generic

lor_sr.cmbl

7.74 kB

Generic

lor_fw.cmbl

8.58 kB

Generic

EHS_cr4.cmbl

14.8 kB

Generic

EHS_sd2.cmbl

3.72 kB

Generic

EHS_sp.cmbl

7.54 kB

Generic

EHS_sr.cmbl

8.54 kB

Generic

EHS_twin_dragon.cmbl

8.5 kB

Generic

GVG_cr2.cmbl

16.8 kB

Generic

GVG_ep1.cmbl

16.5 kB

Generic

GVGmp1.cmbl

9.38 kB

Generic

NHC_cr1.cmbl

10.1 kB

Generic

NHC_mp1.cmbl

10.6 kB

Generic

NHC_pc1.cmbl

10.8 kB

Generic

WGS_pc1.cmbl

7.32 kB

Generic

WGS_ep2.cmbl

18.5 kB

Generic

WGS_mp.cmbl

14 kB

Generic

aveep.cmbl

18.3 kB

Generic

ivgsd.cmbl

10.5 kB

Generic

SCS_dc.cmbl

9.21 kB

Generic

SCS_pc.cmbl

18.5 kB

Generic

SCS_ss.cmbl

18.2 kB