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TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle

The TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle combines with the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology and a selection of more than 80 data-collection sensors to take science teaching and learning into new dimensions of student engagement and visualization of concepts.


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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.

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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.

Vernier DataQuest is a trademark of Vernier Software & Technology.

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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)
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Hardware

  • 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
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Support

Vernier DataQuest is a trademark of Vernier Software & Technology.

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TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle accessories

TI-Nspire Lab Station with sensors

Expand your scientific range

This versatile, portable learning tool supports single- and multi-sensor data collection and analysis.

Key features of the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology include:

  • Plug-and-play simplicity that turns the TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator with Touchpad into an adaptable data-collection device in the lab, classroom or field
  • Real-time data-collection analysis that enables students to associate an event with its representation in a graph, table or meter
  • Analytic tools that equip students for precise selection and focus on collected data
  • Draw Prediction feature that enables students to create hypotheses and replay collected data to compare outcome
  • The Vernier EasyLink® USB sensor interface individually connects with more than 80 standard Vernier sensors to make data collection fun, faster, more accurate and more intuitive, and the Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor provides a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to get students started collecting real-world data
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Vernier DataQuest, Vernier EasyLink and Vernier EasyTemp are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vernier Software & Technology.