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TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle

The TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle combines with the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ 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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Features Summary

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™

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

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TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle Specifications

Built-in functionality

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 on TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire handhelds and software

    The Vernier DataQuest App 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 and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds (except when the TI-84 Plus keypad is installed on the TI-Nspire with Touchpad handheld)
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Hardware

  • Powered by the TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery
  • Supports nearly all Vernier Software and Technology™ data collection sensors
  • Can be used with TI-Nspire handhelds, 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 5 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

  • One-year limited warranty
  • Toll-free help hotline: 1-800-TI-CARES
  • Email help line: ti-cares@ti.com
  • Workshop Loan Program. Borrow TI calculators for evaluation or workshops
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TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle Accessories

TI-Nspire Lab Station with sensors

Expand Your Scientific Range

The TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle combines with the Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ 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.

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

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

  • Plug-and-play simplicity that turns the TI-Nspire™ with Touchpad handheld into a adaptable data collection device in the lab, classroom or field
  • Real-time data collection analysis that enables student 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 student to create hypotheses and replay collected data to compare outcome
  • The Vernier EasyLink™ USB 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™ temperature sensor provides a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to get students started collecting real-world data
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