Force Sensitive Resistor 0.5"
Force Sensitive Resistor 0.5" - This sensor could detect if pressure is applied, or if an object is on top of it. It may be used as a presence detector but could not be used as a weighing scale as this could not give an accurate weight reading.
This sensor is a force-sensitive resistor with a 0.5" round sensing area. The name itself can sense force or pressure applied to it, and vary from the applied pressure to the sensing area.
The resistance reading gets lower when a higher amount of force is applied, and higher resistance with lower force. This sensor could output a resistance larger than 1MΩ when no force is applied. This sensor could detect forces between 100g to 10kg.
It has 2 pins extending from the sensing area with a 0.1" pitch that makes it more breadboard-friendly. It can also be connected using jumper wires.
A force-sensitive resistor, or FSR, is a type of sensor that can detect physical pressure. The "0.5" in the description likely refers to the size of the active area of the sensor, which is typically measured in inches. FSRs are commonly used in applications such as touchpads, musical instruments, and robotic grippers. They work by changing their resistance in response to applied pressure, which can be read and translated into a digital signal by an electronic controller.
Benefits Of Using Force Sensitive Resistor 0.5"
There are several benefits of using a force-sensitive resistor (FSR) with a 0.5-inch active area:
- Compact size - The small active area of an FSR with a 0.5-inch size allows it to be used in applications where space is limited.
- Cost saving - FSRs are easily available at low prices as compared to other types of force sensors, making them a cost-effective solution for many applications
- High sensitivity - FSRs are highly sensitive to small changes in pressure, they are useful for detecting narrow variations in force.
- Versatility - FSRs can be used in a wide variety of applications, from touchpads and musical instruments to robotic grippers and pressure-sensitive surfaces.
- Easy to interface - FSRs are simple to interface with electronic controllers and can be used with standard input/output lines
- Low power consumption - FSRs are low-power devices which makes them suitable for battery-powered applications
- Durable and reliable - FSRs are durable and can withstand rough environments, the sensor is made of flexible material which makes it more strong to wear and tear.