Project 12 out of 18
How strong are you? Flex your knowledge and muscles to create a device to measure force.Order Now
The Strength Gauge project kit focuses on the concept of force and how it is measured. You’ll use a device called a strain gauge to measure the force on an object. Then use a servo motor to show how that force measures up. Strain gauges are commonly found in industrial equipment or large machinery to predict and prevent breakages. Servo motors have a wide variety of uses and consist of a motor coupled to a sensor for position feedback. You’ll assemble these new pieces of hardware and the rest of the components, then create a circuit that will connect them to the UNO R3 and breadboard. After your hardware is set up, download an external library not found in the Arduino IDE and complete the code. Then, see how strong you are with your completed Strength Gauge project. Are you a ‘beginner,’ or a ‘superhero?’
What you'll receive in the Strength Gauge project kit:
5KG Strain Gauge
Jumper Wires M-F: 20cm (4, 2 extra)
Jumper Wires M-M: 20cm (7, 2 extra)
Jumper Wires M-M: 10cm (2, 2 extra)
Explore new physical components, code libraries, and C++ programming in the Strength Gauge project kit.
Electronic Components. Learn how to use strain gauges, amplifiers, and servo motors.
Circuitry. See how swapping wires changes the functionality of the project.
Programming. Incorporate an external library and write the rest of the code to make your project operational.
Straing Gauges & Servo Motors
Finish building and programming the Strength Gauge project and then put your new skills to the test by: