Education Technology

TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle

The TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle combines with the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ and a selection of more than 50 data collection sensors to take science teaching and learning into new dimensions of student engagement and visualization of concepts.


Multi-sensor data collection with the TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle

Conduct a wider range of labs with the option to use one sensor at a time or multiple sensors simultaneously for on-site or in-the-field data collection. This integrated solution can help maximize class time, so there are more opportunities for lively, engaging classroom inquiry and discussion.

With five ports — three analog and two digital — the TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle allows students to use up to five sensors at one time, including high-sample-rate sensors. Compact and convenient, it’s efficient for classroom labs and portable for off-site field work.

Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology

With the built-in Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology, students can quickly collect and analyze data anywhere. For more advanced needs, the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology supports remote setup, mathematical modeling and more.

TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle specifications

Built-in functionality

  • Available ports on cradle: three analog and two digital sensor ports, one mini USB port for computer connectivity or power supply
  • Supported by the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology and TI-Nspire™ family graphing calculators and software

    The Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology offers:
    • Wide variety of analysis tools
    • Ability to create a hypothesis graphically using the Draw Prediction feature
    • Ability to replay data-collection experiments at various rates to encourage class-wide analysis and discussion
  • 32 MB of storage space for large amounts of data
  • Capture up to 100,000 samples per second
  • Compatible with all TI-Nspire™ family graphing calculators (except when the TI-84 Plus keypad is installed on the TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator with Touchpad)


  • Powered by the TI-Nspire™ Rechargeable Battery
  • Supports nearly all Vernier Software & Technology data-collection sensors
  • Can be used with TI-Nspire™ family graphing calculators, TI-Nspire™ software or in standalone mode
  • Flexible charging options: wall adapter, USB cable to computer, TI-Nspire™ Cradle Charging Bay
  • Collect data with up to five channels simultaneously
  • LEDs that show battery status and data-collection activity
  • Can be attached to a lanyard for greater portability