Paul Kassebaum
Published © MIT

Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab

Easy to build pendulum to get data from an Arduino, analyze it to find the period, and connect theory with experiment.

BeginnerFull instructions provided1 hour6,530
Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Mega 2560 R3
×1
SparkFun USB Cable A to B - 6 Foot
×1
SparkFun Infrared Emitters and Detectors
×1
Resistor 330 ohm
Resistor 330 ohm
×1
SparkFun Resistor 10K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH
×1
SparkFun Breadboard - Mini Modular
×1
SparkFun Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/M
×1
SparkFun Jumper Wires Premium 12" M/F
×1
Fender Washer
×1
String or fishing line
×1
Adhesive tape
×1
Sheets of paper
×1

Software apps and online services

MATLAB
MATLAB
MATLAB® Support Package for Arduino® Hardware

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Code

Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab

MATLAB
You can download the code here:
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/68392-arduino-pendulum-physics-lab
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Paul Kassebaum

Paul Kassebaum

2 projects • 19 followers
I’m passionate about creating projects that engage the public with science and technology.

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