Schools can book a Pasco datalogger supplied by Ciderhouse ICT. For the last several years, there has been no cost to schools. Schools can book only one datalogger, nominally for half a day. In future the booking will be made directly to Ciderhouse.

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.


Pasco link for Data Studio data analysis software.


The Vernier link for Lab Pro 3 data analysis software.

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 370 kB zip 324 kB zip 606 kB zip 623 kB zip 809 kB zip 503 kB zip
carouselgraph.doc 42 kB doc

Each of these files contain several rides.

birchip.ds 1.79 MB ds
boronia.ds 663 kB ds
BMG1.ds 1.69 MB ds
BMG2.ds 927 kB ds
BMG3.ds 735 kB ds
donvale.ds 1.36 MB ds
murdoch.ds 1.73 MB ds
norwood.ds 2.66 MB ds


BOO_cr3.cmbl 4.26 kB cmbl
BOO_sd1.cmbl 13.6 kB cmbl
BOO_sp1.cmbl 16.9 kB cmbl
lor_ep.cmbl 9.11 kB cmbl
lor_sr.cmbl 7.74 kB cmbl
lor_fw.cmbl 8.58 kB cmbl
EHS_cr4.cmbl 14.8 kB cmbl
EHS_sd2.cmbl 3.72 kB cmbl
EHS_sp.cmbl 7.54 kB cmbl
EHS_sr.cmbl 8.54 kB cmbl
EHS_twin_dragon.cmbl 8.5 kB cmbl
GVG_cr2.cmbl 16.8 kB cmbl
GVG_ep1.cmbl 16.5 kB cmbl
GVGmp1.cmbl 9.38 kB cmbl
NHC_cr1.cmbl 10.1 kB cmbl
NHC_mp1.cmbl 10.6 kB cmbl
NHC_pc1.cmbl 10.8 kB cmbl
WGS_pc1.cmbl 7.32 kB cmbl
WGS_ep2.cmbl 18.5 kB cmbl
WGS_mp.cmbl 14 kB cmbl
aveep.cmbl 18.3 kB cmbl
ivgsd.cmbl 10.5 kB cmbl
SCS_dc.cmbl 9.21 kB cmbl
SCS_pc.cmbl 18.5 kB cmbl
SCS_ss.cmbl 18.2 kB cmbl