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NXT Force Sensor
NXT Force Sensor

NXT Force Sensor

HiTechnic | A-000000-00373

This sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT measures a force applied linearly to its axis. The numerical value returned by the sensor is proportional to the force applied to the force sensor. DISCONTINUED PRODUCT

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Force sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT

This NXT force sensor can be considered as an analog contact sensor. Indeed, if the Lego touch sensor is a digital sensor that just gives a binary value indicating whether a contact has occurred or not, the force sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT provides a continuous value representing the force applied on the sensor.

Operating principle of the force sensor for NXT

The following graph shows the relationship that exists between the measurement made by the sensor and the force applied to the sensor.

Measured value by the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor

Programming the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor

Programming the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor using NXT-G

The Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor is programmable using NXT-G, the programming language of the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit. Click on the following image to download the NXT-G block to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor.

NXT-G block to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor

Programming the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor other programming languages

The Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor is programmable using other languages such as RobotC, NXC or Lejos. You only need to use the programming interface of the Lego Mindstorms NXT light sensor, since the Lego Mindstorms NXT force sensor uses exactly the same programming methods..