Getting Started with Load Cells

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Contributors: Sarah Al-Mutlaq
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Introduction

Have you ever wanted to know the weight of something? How about knowing the change in weight over time? Do you want your project to sense the presence of something by measuring strain or a load on some surface. If so, you’re in the right place. This tutorial is here to help you get started in the world of load cells and their variants.

SparkFun bar load cell

One of many kinds of load cells.

Suggested readings:

Before jumping into load cells and all of their awesomeness, we suggest you familiarize yourself with some basic concepts if you haven’t already: