[b]There is a new advanced version[/b]: [url=http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=1408]vernier cliper (inch/mm mode, dial mode, measure inner/outer diameter and depth)[/url] 2010 Jan. 17 updated.
This java applet shows you how to read the vernier scale on Vernier calipers.
To observe how the scales are read, click in the "checkbox" by SHOW and drag the lower scale left or right to observe how the measurement is determined.
Notice that the value for the upper scale is determined by where the 0 on the lower scale lines up with the upper scale and the number on the lower scale is determined by finding which mark on the lower scale best lines up with ANY mark on the upper scale.
To test your ability to read a measurement, leave SHOW unchecked and then drag the lower scale left or right.
The applet will wait for you to enter a value into the TextField and will then tell you whether your answer is correct.(After you type in an answer, press Enter.)
Thanks goes to Mary Ball for rewording the instructions.
Check out EJS version of similar applet: [url=http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=567.0]Vernier Caliper and Micrometer with zero error options[/url]
or [url=http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=1189.0]Another Cliper[/url]