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CBR 2™

The CBR 2™ motion sensor is TI's answer to an easy, affordable data collection device! Designed for teachers who want their students to collect and analyze real-world motion data, such as distance, velocity and acceleration. Great for algebra through calculus and statistics, physical science and physics.

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Key Features

CBR 2 motion sensor capabilities and highlights:
  • Measures distance, velocity and acceleration - up to 200 samples per second!ncludes
  • Distance Range: 0.15m to 6 m
  • USB connectivity to the TI-Nspire™ family of handhelds, TI-Nspire™ family of software, and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators
  • Pivoting sensor head for easy positioning
  • Sensitivity switch for normal and track modes
  • Improved real-time graphing
  • Sample activities for mathematics and science classes
Compatible with the following calculators:
  • TI-84 Family
  • TI-Nspire™ Family
CBR 2 motion sensor system includes:
  • CBR 2 sonic motion detector
  • USB CBR 2-to-calculator cable (for use with TI-84 Plus family calculators)
  • Extended length I/O cable, for connecting to calculator input/output port
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Guidebook: Getting Started with the CBR 2

TI-84Plus CE with CBR2

USB Plug and Collect

The CBR 2™ motion detector plugs into TI-Nspire™ learning handhelds and TI-84 Plus family calculators using the USB CBR-to-calculator cable.  The CBR 2™ motion detector can also connect to a computer with the TI-Nspire™  software installed using the USB CBR to computer cable. 

Using the CBR 2™ and the newest TI-Nspire™ application, Vernier DataQuest®, students can kinesthetically explore motion and graphing with the "Motion Match" feature.

Displays in real-time

Students can begin collecting data immediately using their TI-84 Plus family calculator. (Vernier EasyData® App required). The device will automatically launch the app and begin displaying the current distance reading. Also select from several easy-to-use activities that are already built-in.

DataMate Screen Shots

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CBR 2™ Specifications

  • Pivoting sensor head (0o - 180o).
  • Measures object distance from 0.5 m - 6 m(1.5 ft - 19 ft).
  • Compute 1st and 2nd derivatives (velocity and acceleration) on collected distance data.
  • Collects up to 512 data points.
  • Rugged construction: designed to withstand classroom use.
  • Lightweight and comfortable hand-held operation.
  • Versatile mounting options with standard camera tripod mounting socket and removable multipurpose clamp which accommodates surfaces of 0" - 2" thickness.
  • Self-contained application programs are multipurpose and menu-driven, offering simplicity for the novice and flexibility for the accomplished user.
  • Status indicators: red/green visible; dual-tone audible (can be disabled).
  • Choice of units: feet or meters.
  • Variable sampling interval: .005 sec - 1500 sec.
  • Temperature compensation available for enhanced accuracy.
  • Real-time distance, velocity, and acceleration.
  • Data smoothing options: light; medium; heavy.
  • Triggering options: calculator ENTER key; CBR TRIGGER button; time delay.
  • "Repeat Sample" option uses existing parameters.
  • "Easy Sample" option quickly initiates a sample using default settings.
  • Operates detached from calculator after setup.
  • Input/output port for direct communication with TI-73 Explorer™, TI-82,TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-92, and TI-92 Plus.
  • Send data and graphs from calculator to a computer via TI-GRAPH LINK™.
  • Operates as a CBL/MBL motion probe.
  • Operates with CBL (SONICchannel) programs.
  • User Guide with classroom-ready math/science activities for grades 4 through 12.
  • 4 AA batteries included.
  • Size: 1.625" x 2.25" x 5.875"(HWL).
  • Weight: 7.1 ounces (200g) including 4 AA batteries.
  • One-year limited warranty.
  • Toll-Free help hotline.
  • e-mail help line:
  • Volume Purchase Program.
  • Workshop Loan Program. Borrow calculators for evaluation or workshops.