Cheaper Alternative to FlexiForce Sensor

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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?
 

MATLABdude

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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/
 
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.
 
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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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