Alex123fr
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Force Sensor

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Hello,

I want to use a force sensor for a project and I choose this sensor https://www.robotshop.com/en/500kg-s-ty ... -cell.html , can someone can help me how to connect it with my raspberry pi 3 ?

Thanks

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Re: Force Sensor

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:53 pm

[Moved to Interfacing]

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Re: Force Sensor

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:56 pm

I would find a corresponding whetstone amplifier that then converts it to digital output. Probably over i2c.
Ask the company what they recommend.

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Re: Force Sensor

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:59 pm

A search for s type load cell Raspberry Pi
Brings up sparkfun with a 200kg version and mentions the often use HX711.

Have a look at that.

HX711

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Re: Force Sensor

Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:24 pm

ok thank you, I think the HX711 is perfect for my sensor.

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