Timing Mats (Pair)

datalogging sensors


Data Harvest

Product Description


Timing mats are pressure sensitive switches designed to be activated as you step on and off the mat.


These are two sizes of mats that are available.

  • stair tread sized (approx. 595 mm long by 170 mm wide) 
  • door mat sized (approx. 720 mm long by 390 mm wide).

A favourite activity for younger children is to find out how long they can stay in the air when they jump.


Teaching applications:
  • Introducing computer based timing
  • How long do I stay in the air when jumping
  • How fast do I run, hop or skip
  • How many jumps / steps in minute
  • Speed of a bicycle
Extension and advanced ideas:
  • Foot operated trigger


Download Timing Mats Sensor Manual  Doc No.: DS060 | Issue: 4



Set of two (595 x 170 mm)  or Set of two (720 x 390 mm)
  • Terminate in a mini din socket (connect via the sensor lead supplied with the logger) 
  • Digital switch-type sensors
  • Can be used singly or as a pair for timing and event monitoring connected to timing ports A and B
  • If used outside they will need protection from sharp objects
  • Sensitivity decreased if used under floor coverings e.g. carpet



Hit the brakes! (Biology (11-14) ebook)
A variation of simple reaction times. Creating a closer model of how reaction times, and responses to stimuli, influence stopping times in cars.

Hit the brakes (Biology (14-18) eBook)
Extension of reaction times, uses a foot operated second switch to simulate driving a car. Use the simulation to show effect of distractions (e.g. using phone) on stopping distances.




Hit the brakes! (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
An extension to reaction times. How does the environment affect reaction times? Does equipment or the person hold the key?




Reaction times (Science At Work (11-16) eBook)
An electronic reaction timer.


Order option- a pair
HK$ 620.00


smaller 595 x 170 mm