Cool Physics With a Smart Phone

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Introduction: Cool Physics With a Smart Phone

Novel approach to the falling body physics lab using oscilloscope apps with audio input through device microphone.

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    Love it - this is the best reason to allow "smart" devices in the classroom.

    I wonder - could it pick up the sound of a bouncing ball?

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    I'm still learning my way around Instructables. See the bouncing ball profile.

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    Here is your answer Kiteman! Bouncing ball decay profile with OsciPrime.

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    That was "great idea Kiteman".

    Great I sensitivities kite man. You can set the trigger to any sensitivity. The closer to the baseline the more sensitive. I am sure it would pick up a bouncing ball. I knew it wouldn't take long for folks to come up new uses.