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Re: [Phys-l] Relative motion 'toys'

The blue buggies are among the most durable and inexpensive. I've been using them for years.

I was excited when I saw Pasco was supplying them so I ordered ten from them last year to use with motion sensors.
(cut the corner of a cardboard box off (~8 cm on edge) and tape it to the back of the buggy to make a corner reflector - rock solid signal).

Pasco was/is selling them, but their web site was acting flaky when I went there to get this link:

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I have also found them in toy stores and at fairs; prices ranged from $5 to 10. They take a couple of C batteries.


Scott Goelzer
Physics Teacher
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Northwood NH 03261

On Sep 22, 2006, at 3:37 PM, Anthony Lapinski wrote:

I have received these at various workshops I've attended in New Jersey. I
believe they can be purchased at Wal-Mart.

Forum for Physics Educators <> writes:
We are currently in need of purchasing several battery powered slow
vehicles for doing 'Paper River' relative motion activities.

Can someone suggest a current source either on-line or major distributor.

Forum for Physics Educators

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