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Force Sensor

  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1
    Does anyone know where I can purchase an inexpensive force sensor ? Thanks.
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  3. Jul 19, 2010 #2
    A bathroom scale at walmart.

    Seriously though that question is to vague to be of any use. What is the application?
  4. Jul 19, 2010 #3
  5. Jul 19, 2010 #4
    Sorry about that. I'm measuring the force of impact by a paintball at various distances using different types of paintballs (different shell to liquid ratios). This is actually part of a larger study in which I'm studying bruise healing. I'm creating bruises under controlled application of paintball. But I'd like to determine the level of force, so that I may minimize it for participant comfort. So I'm looking for an inexpensive force sensor to measure paintball impact. Thanks.
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