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from the Weight Pressure Sensor Pad. HELLPP!! department...
Weight pressure sensor pad
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by John on 12 September, 2004 - 1:08 pm
Hi. I am looking for A weight pressure sensor pad. I'm not even sure if that's what you call it. Here is what I mean. The White House In Washington DC. has weight sensors all over the White House lawn. If more than 5 pounds of pressure is applied on these sensors an alarm will go off. (keeps the bad guys out) This is what I need. Look at your mouse pad. Thats what I need. Same size, same thickness, and flexable. But I dont need an alarm to go off. Just a small red light. Do they make such a thing? Please help. And NO, it is not for my lawn!! ha.


Posted by Johnny Crab on 13 September, 2004 - 4:22 pm
Do a Google Advanced Search for "security" and then search within the results using the strings "pressure mat pad sensor". You can dig through the results. Here are two:

http://www.arun-electronics.co.uk/pressure_mat.htm

http://www.1factorydirectproducts.com/wholesale2.html

http://www.recora-co.com/operator.htm

There are many others if you search "Security Devices", etc. Good luck!

JC


Posted by John on 15 September, 2004 - 3:12 pm
JC, Thanks so much for the help. Johnny


Posted by Johnny Crab on 17 September, 2004 - 9:56 pm
THREE(3)... not two. Gotta' learn to count my links before selecting "Add".


Posted by Curt Wuollet on 15 September, 2004 - 4:00 pm
I've seen this by the roll at some security companies.

Regards

cww


Posted by RC on 15 September, 2004 - 4:56 pm
SSTI and Banner make saftey floor matts for equipment. Uusuall tied into controller for shut down and etc. Just tie a light into it. RC


Posted by Matt on 29 September, 2004 - 8:18 pm
Hi,

Phidgets might help you out. You would need to pick up the 8/8/8 interface kit and then you could hook up 8 force sensors.

http://www.phidgetsusa.com/viewsubcategory.asp?category=Custom+Anal og&subcategory=Force+Sensors

Here's a tutorial:
http://www.phidgetsusa.com/tutorials/tutorial_custom_analog_FSR.asp

OR you could use some of those contact pads already suggested that act as simple switches and use the digital inputs on the interface kits.

H2H

Matt

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