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How to build your own tasty force sensor sandwich in three easy steps. These 1"x1" FSRs are part of the bed_data project at ITP.

If your project needs to use many FSRs, making your own surely reduces the cost of your project.

What you'll need:

Materials
Copper PCB ($7ish from radioshack)
Conductive foam ($7+shipping from altex. $13 total)
Wires
Gaffers tape

Tools
Scissors/Shears/Wire cutters
Soldering kit



Step 1: Cutting

We made 1"x1" squares from the conductive foam and copper board.

A manual shear was used to cut the copper squares and regular pair of scissors for the foam.
uhm..,helo<br>there something i would to know,what kind of application can be apply for this DIY fsr,i hardly want to know please..
Are you force-sensing a bed in this picture? Because I was thinking on useing these for the very same reason
so, these are technically variable resistors based on pressure or something else?
useful =D <br /> many on them <br />

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