Force Sensitive Resistor Hookup Guide

Contributors: jimblom, bboyho
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Resources and Going Further

Now that you've got a force-sensing Arduino circuit, what project are you going to create? If you need more FSR-related resources, be sure to check out the integration guide/user manual, which goes in-depth on the sensor's characteristics. The guide also presents a few more complex circuits you can try hooking up to get even more sensitivity out of your FSR. Try making a pressure-sensing button or adding some feedback to a robot gripper.

Need some project inspiration? Want to check out some similar analog sensors? Check out some of these related tutorials:

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