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Cheaper Alternative to FlexiForce Sensor

  1. Dec 7, 2009 #1
    Is there a alternative to the FlexiForce 1lb sensor. $20.00 a piece is rather high for my project, seeing how I will need multiple ones. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2009 #2

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    You could try CUI, but i don't know how much their pressure sensors might run you:
    http://www.cui.com/
     
  4. Dec 8, 2009 #3
    I gave them a call, the impression I got is I would need a huge order and is far more expensive than the FlexiForce. How is weight mesuared in those cheap digital scales? Im sure those are accurate enough for my purposes.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2009 #4
    Electronic scales usually use some type of resistive strain gauge sensor to measure the displacement in a structure and back calculate the force from that which is similar to how the flexiforce things work. This should not be confused with a load cell.
     
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