HX711 with Load Cell Arduino code not working

Hi , i am a novice that just started on load cell. I have downloaded and was testing out “HX711_basic_example” but my serial monitor had a lot of weird characters instead of numbers.

Hopefully someone would help me!

Usually this means that you have a mismatch between the baud rate that you have serial monitor set at (9600 in your screenshot…in the combo box in the lower right corner) and the baud rate that you have used in your call to Serial.begin(…) in your setup() function (in the basic example, I think it is 57600). These numbers must match. Suggest changing the 9600 in the monitor to match the 57600 in the code (if indeed that is what is in your code…which you forgot to post…)