A Flex and Force sensor. This is a flexible sensor that changes its output when it is bent or when force is applied on it. This sensor has two output wires. The resistance between these two wires varies when the sensor is bent or when subjected to a force. Hence, this sensor can be used as a flex or force sensor.
The resistance of the flex sensor changes when the metal pads are on the outside of the bend (the text on the inside of the bend). The connector is 0.1" spaced and breadboard friendly.
The active sensing area of this sensor is 5 cm(~2"). This sensor is great for making whiskers for obstacle avoiding robots, gloves that sense finger positions, door position sensors, etc
Note: Please refrain from flexing or straining this sensor at the base. The usable range of the sensor can be flexed without a problem, but care should be taken to minimize flexing outside of the usable range. For best results, securely mount the base and bottom portion and only allow the actual flex sensor to flex.
Life Cycle: >1 million
Height: 0.43mm (0.017″)
Temperature Range: -35°C to +80°C
Flat Resistance: 10K Ohms ±30%
Bend Resistance: minimum 2 times greater than the flat resistance at 180° pinch bend
Power Rating: 0.5 Watts continuous; 1 Watt Peak
1 x Flex Sensor - 2.2"