Flexible Stretch Sensor
The STRX-04 is a resistive sensor whose conductivity drops when it is stretched lengthwise, regaining its original resistance once returned to rest. This makes it useful in applications such as monitoring force, weight, or variations in the distance between two objects.
This sensor is four inches long when not being stretched, not counting the terminals. It must be handled with care so the contacts on its ends do not come away from the dielectric filament.
Stretch Sensor Features
- Resistance at rest: 1kΩ per inch
- Resistance at 50% stretch: 2kΩ per inch
- Length at rest: 4 inches (10.16 cm)
- Flexible cord diameter: 0.06 inches
Compatible with Waspmote This sensor can be used in a Waspmote wireless sensor platform by creating an interface between it and the Waspmote Events Sensor Board.