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FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper wire
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FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper wire

by Spurious on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:53 pm

I have acquired the force sensing resistor and they work like they should, but I have the problem that I can't really connect them to wires, because they are too thin and won't hold.
I don't have alligator clips and want a bit more permanent solution. Can anyone recommend me something? Ideally from Aliexpress as shipping is mostly free.

Link to the sensor: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1071

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Re: FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper

by franklin97355 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 pm

You could solder them to header pins.

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Re: FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper

by Spurious on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:47 pm

It explicitly says that you shouldn't solder them:
"It is possible to solder onto the tabs but you must be very fast because if your iron is not good quality or you dally even a few seconds, you will melt the plastic and ruin the FSR! Don't attempt to solder directly to your FSR unless you are absolutely sure you have the skills to do so."

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Re: FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper

by millercommamatt on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:21 pm


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Re: FSR pins too thin - can't connect them to female jumper

by Spurious on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks, I am looking at this one:
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/ ... ND/1487958

Someone in another thread recommended the following:
https://www.digikey.ch/product-detail/d ... -ND/103757


And I was wondering if there is a tool that would help shield the delicate pins of the FSR from the soldering. I was thinking about something like a kit*hen knife.

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