wgillaspy

Member Since: April 26, 2012

Country: United States

  • Product TOL-11784 | about 8 months ago

    Use a bit of paper towel to fill in the gap. It should allow the threads to fit snugly.

    The fit and finish on these are pretty poor. Wrong thread size, sharp edges, and a lot of cutting lube on the aluminim block.

    That being said, it works pretty well. Having the parts held high off the workbench while soldering is surprisingly easier on the eyes and neck.

  • Product SEN-10245 | about 8 months ago

    Link to his blog is borked. Direct youtube link

    You can also use a INA125P to get a usable value. Instructable and a useful schematic

    Purchase two load sensors to create a wheatstone bridge. White wires go to V+, Black wires to V-, red wires go to pin 6 and 7 of the INA125P. Using a 10ohm resistor will give you 0V-5V (or 5V to 0V if you wire it backwards)

    One thing that confused me was applying force to the sensor. You have to suspend the sensor from the outermost edges of the “E” shape and then press down. Simply pressing downward on the top of the sensor laying on your desk won’t do anything since it doesn’t flex the portion of the sensor where the resistor is mounted.

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