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Topic: Anyone has experience in hooking up Flexible Force Sensors to TX/RX433 kit? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


Hi, I'm really new to the arduino world so please be gentle!

I'm trying to construct a force sensor unit using a the flexible sensor variety (http://www.tekscan.com/store/flexiforce-sensors/a301-8pack.html)
and use some kind of A/D (hopefully standalone, cheap and simple) that will interface to the TX433 (http://robokitsworld.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=75).

I wonder if anyone has experience to what A/D I should get. Is there one that I do not need to program or configure?

The idea is to build 2 or 3 of these and use an Arduino board to monitor them wirelessly and simultaneously. Can they be coded or addressed so that they do not interfere one another?

Appreciate any ideas or help you can give...Thank you.


You will need some intelligent processing to measure the output of each force sensor and to drive
the 433 Mhz Transmitters.
Maybe not an Arduino for each sensor, but some kind of microcontroller to read the sensor and to transmit the data.
Those little 433 Mhz Transmitters are totally dumb, and cant be addressed in any way.
You need some intelligence at both ends.
Have a look at the Virtualwire library which is designed specifically for these Transmitter / Receivers.

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