80 - The Pendulum

Automated position detection and direct plotting (Courtesy of K. Iten)

In this lab assignment, you will construct a pendulum, and read out the position either via Smartphone (PhyPhox) or by video analysis.


  • Smartphone
  • Computer
  • String, Ruler
  • Envelope or something to put the smartphone into (it's the mass of the pendulum)
  • Python-skills are recommended if you want to do the video-analysis