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Offline coldkillaTopic starter

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weighing objects
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:46:18 AM »
I'm new to building robots, is there any way to implement a weight scale or something that could weight an object and differ what it does with the object based on the weight? i was looking at load cells but not sure if those are the best route to go.

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Re: weighing objects
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 10:20:42 AM »
Try a Flex / Force sensor you would need to interface it with some other hardwar but is should work.

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php?c=143

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Re: weighing objects
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 11:05:09 PM »
I would rate this as a great beginner level project, you shouldn't have too many problems.

Phidget force sensor:
http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=143

 


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