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by xtrasns
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008
Replies: 5
Views: 3017

Re: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008

I think i found out how to make it easier for me. I will buy another sensor and this ADC - http://www.phidgets.com/products.php?product_id=1046_0 It might be way easier since it has unix driver. Now, here is the question - does it use proprietary chips, or can I just put togather the same thing usin...
by xtrasns
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008
Replies: 5
Views: 3017

Re: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008

thank you very much for an explanation. I understand now that it's very hard to take all of this into consideration when I don't know all this stuff. I shell look for another one in this case.
by xtrasns
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 1wire: w1-gpio talking to a DS2438
Replies: 3
Views: 7742

Re: 1wire: w1-gpio talking to a DS2438

Hi !

Do you guyed know of any C libraries wher I can call "modprobe w1-gpio" and "modprobe w1-therm" from ? I have seen examples written in python, but none in C ...
by xtrasns
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008
Replies: 5
Views: 3017

Re: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008

Thank you, Paul. I found this - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FVGRZ42/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 based on the description here - http://www.ebay.com/itm/221342716344?item=221342716344&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466 is has serial interface and an amplifier. Looks good to me. Don't see ZER...
by xtrasns
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008
Replies: 5
Views: 3017

Weight measuring (5kg) with Raspberry Pi, MCP3008

I wasn't able to find here any projects on measuring weight, so i thought i'd post my own idea and will see what you can suggest. for the sensor i found this - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006W2IDUO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1THAZDOWP300U from the description i understood that i...

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