PocketLab – Small scientific measurement device that allows students to record data



They believe anyone can be a scientist. PocketLab enables students, educators, and makers to explore the world around them. PocketLab brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life like never before possible.

The PocketLab Maker Kit

Design and build more than a dozen hands-on experiments to explore motion, speed, magnetism, temperature, altitude, and more. Make a car that runs on air pressure and measures velocity and acceleration. Recreate Galileo’s classic pendulum experiments. Detect Earthquakes by making your own seismometer. Design a magnetic field minesweeper game. With the PocketLab Maker Kit and your creativity, the possibilities are endless. Oh, and you’ll learn a few things along the way.

How it Works

PocketLab Sensor

Make experiments like:

  • Earthquake Seismometer
  • Magnetic Minesweeper
  • Soup Can Race
  • Ideal Gas Law

PocketLab App

Measure data with:

  •  iPad, iPhone, iPod
  •  Android phones, tablets
  • Chromebooks
  • Windows PCs, 2-in-1s, tablets

Software Integration

Integrate learning through:

  • Scratch Programming
  •  Google Drive
  •  Microsoft Excel

PocketLab connects with a single button to a smart phone, tablet, Chromebook, or computer and instantly streams data that you can see and record. PocketLab measures motion, acceleration, angular velocity, magnetic field, pressure, altitude, and temperature. Using the PocketLab app, you can easily analyze your data, create graphs, and integrate your data with other software. PocketLab has the same features as lab equipment that costs thousands of dollars but is low cost and intuitive to use.

Community Maker Projects

  • Free fall with the Pocketlab: Science World Canada uses PocketLab with student field trips to teach lessons about Felix Baumgartner’s record free-fall jump.
  • Visualizing Earthquake: Teacher Ryan Hollister uses a homemade Earthquake machine to demonstrate and measure forces associated with different fault lines.
  • Homemade Seismometer: Build your own seismometer to measure ground vibrations using a heavy magnet, a stand, and the PocketLab’s magnetometer.
  • Physics of a Pirouette: Use PocketLab to learn how to turn torque into the spinning of a pirouette with a lesson from a PocketLab user.

A science lab that fits in your pocket

  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Temperature
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