Hi, i would appreciate input towards my college project

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elbarto66677

Joined Jan 19, 2021
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hi all, i am working on a project where i plan on using a force sensitive resistor such as this one https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11207 and programming it using an Arduino to track the individuals steps of a runner. If this sensor linked above would be placed below the toes where less initial pressure is placed, would 25lbs be sufficient to register a step without making false positives?
 

Bernard

Joined Aug 7, 2008
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You should be able to get a reasonable resistance difference from standing to foot lifted.
I just tried a 1" X 2" Velostat home made sensor; standing about 50 ohms, foot lifted =500 ohms.
 
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