Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab

Easy to build pendulum to get data from an Arduino, analyze it to find the period, and connect theory with experiment using symbolic math.
Updated 10 Aug 2018

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Easy to build pendulum lab to acquire data from an Arduino, analyze the data to find the period of the pendulum, and connect theory with the experiment using symbolic calculations. The MATLAB Support Package for Arduino Hardware can be downloaded from

Cite As

MathWorks Physics Team (2024). Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018a
Compatible with R2014b and later releases
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: MATLAB Support Package for Arduino Hardware

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Added a PDF version of the live script