i know that i need a hx711 library for the arduino to read it but i have no idea where to get the library, how to use it or what to do with it, i have it already wired up and tried running some code that didnt work, do i need to download a hx711 library and save it somewhere or what?
do i need to download a hx711 library
No. There is nothing magic in putting declarations in a header file, and implementations in a source file, and packaging the code as a library.
The same code will work in your sketch.
I spent 0.28 seconds with google, though, and found a library...
Being an absolute novice, i can barely understand any of that.. i know its a simple process, but i have no idea what to do
sketch_feb01a.ino:4:19: fatal error: hx711.h: No such file or directory
i have downloaded a library [ https://github.com/bogde/HX711 ] put the zip file and the extracted zip file in my arduino IDE, and i still get this error message, i straight up dont know what is wrong or what to do
i straight up dont know what is wrong or what to do
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