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Mini Projectile Launcher

Item # 94-1970

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This simple but precise launcher is versatile and great for indoor classroom use with projectile motion studies! The Mini Projectile Launcher projects 16 mm steel balls at ranges suitable for use on the benchtop or from the bench to the floor. Three launch speeds give ranges of 1m, 1.5m, and 2m.

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This simple but precise launcher is versatile and easy-to-use for projectile motion studies!
 
The Mini Projectile Launcher projects steel balls at ranges suitable for use on the benchtop or from the bench to the floor. Set any required launch angle from 90° to -45° with the protractor and plumb line. Three different spring tensions give three repeatable launch speeds with ranges of 1m, 1.5m, and 2m. Springs are of high quality and exhibit no fatigue in any measurable timeframe.

Ours vs Theirs OURS NOW INCLUDES - an exclusive, uniquely-engineered metal cup that holds the ball on the plunger for greater accuracy AND consistency.

A cable release gives a smooth triggering to prevent jerking. The unit can be fixed to a bench with a clamp (not included) or can stand on its own. Two 16mm steel balls included.

Low-cost method for every student to thoroughly investigate projectile motion

  • Projectile range vs. angle
  • Projectile path
  • Conservation of energy
  • Conservation of momentum in two dimensions

 Plus add a custom adaptor and our BeeSpi V meter - measure velocity, too! (SEE Accessories & Replacement Tab for more information)

A real VALUE without sacrificing QUALITY!
Compare OUR projectile launcher to those that are more than 4x the cost


Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Laboratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

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What’s Included

  • Release Mechanism
  • Support stand
  • 2 Steel Balls 
  • Protractor and plumb bob
  • Launcher

Features & Specs

Features

  • 3 launch velocities
  • Built-in protractor to easily determine launch angle
  • Cable to release projectile
  • Sturdy metal base

Specifications:

  • Length: 18.5 - 30.5 cm, depending on attachment point
     
  • Height: 11.5 - 25.5 cm, depending on angle adjusted
     
  • Width: 15 cm
     
  • Release cable length: 28 cm
     
  • Steel ball diameter: 16 mm
     
  • Weight: 860 g

Standards

NGSS Standards

 Elementary School Middle School High School

3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an

4-PS3 Energy

  • 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding
  • MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

HS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Accessories

Order Qty Price Qty for Discount Discount Price Total Savings
BeeSpi Holder for Mini Projectile Launcher BeeSpi Holder for Mini Projectile Launcher Item # 94-1970-01
$9.95
BeeSpi BeeSpi Item # P4-1490
$57.00 6 $51.50
4 4" C-Clamp Item # PX-1209
$11.00 20 $10.00
Safety Glasses Safety Glasses Item # C5-1030
$4.95 12 $4.50

Replacements

Order Qty Price Qty for Discount Discount Price Total Savings
5/8 5/8" Steel Ball Item # P1-5005
$0.75