2020-05-29 03:25:57

Product Summary

The patented Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for studying kinematics, dynamics, Newton’s Laws, and more. It is based on a durable ABS body with nearly frictionless wheels, just like our high quality PAScars. Now, we’ve added built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and acceleration. The versatile Smart Cart can collect measurements on or off a track and transmit the data wirelessly over Bluetooth. In essence, it is a wireless dynamics cart that combines all the necessary sensors, without requiring any additional hardware.

Smart Carts are ideal for studying mechanics topics, such as kinematics and dynamics. The built-in load cells enable two Smart Carts to visually demonstrate Newton’s Third Law with ease. Additionally, built-in sensors for force and acceleration enable students to investigate Newton’s Second Law in minutes. Smart Carts truly are a physics lab on wheels, and now you can own the most advanced physics cart ever created, all without the restrictions of cables.


  • Built-in ±100 N force sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Motion encoder measures position and velocity on or off the track
  • Magnetic bumper for force sensor
  • 3-position plunger
  • Mass tray
  • Velcro® tabs
  • Force sensor hook and rubber bumper



  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Impulse
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Simple Harmonic Oscillators
  • Magnetic damping
  • Determining g using acceleration on an incline
  • And much more!

What's Included

  • 1x Hook
  • 1x Rubber bumper
  • 1x Magnetic bumper
  • 1x USB cable for charging


Product Specifications

Force Range

±100 N

Force Resolution

0.1 N

Force Accuracy


Force Maximum Sampling Rate

2.0 kHz

Position Resolution

±0.2 mm

Max Velocity

±3.0 m/s

Velocity Max Sample Rate

500 Hz

Acceleration Range

±16 g

Acceleration Max Sample Rate

500 samples/second

Max Rotational Speed Sampling Rate

500 samples/second

Max Wireless Range

30 m (unobstructed)

Maximum Measurable Rotation Rate (Gyro)

±245 deg/second

Mass Without Accessories

245 g

Patent No.


Battery and Logging

Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1

Not Supported

Battery - Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2

>7 hr

Battery - Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3

Not Supported

Battery Type



For Further details follow this video link:

How Much Physics Can You Do with the Smart Cart?

Fourteen great ideas for using the PASCO Wireless Smart Cart in your physics lab. Plus one bad one. https://youtu.be/lVM3cQt6wrk


PASCO Wireless Smart Cart Overview

See how PASCO's innovative Wireless Smart Cart can measure position, velocity, acceleration, force, and more, both on and off a track. https://youtu.be/vJ1LJq3WPJg


Engineering better Bumpers

Use the wireless Smart Cart and SPARKvue software to measure the impact force of a collision, then see how the impact can be reduced with student designed bumpers and barriers. https://youtu.be/nlVUIh0btzU


MatchGraph and Smart Cart

Get a deeper understanding of position, velocity and acceleration by matching your motion to the graphs in MatchGraph! Now you can even use a Smart cart! When better matches equal better scores, it’s time to get your kinematics game on! https://youtu.be/-rvuhfYV4Xs