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Force Sensor Selection

  1. Mar 23, 2016 #1
    I'm trying to build a device (using arduino) that will be able to determine the force applied to a small connection pin. The pin is lifted from the center with weight being applied to the ends. I'm trying to embed a sensor in the pin to measure the forces exerted on the pin. I have attached a drawing for clarification. Does anyone have any suggestions for sensors?

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  3. Mar 24, 2016 #2


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    You could do it using strain gauges .

    Measuring the applied loads at more convenient locations using standard load cell devices would probably be better and easier though .

    Please describe your problem more completely .
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