[sdiy] Very cheap SPI pressure sensors.. anybody ??

Ben Stuyts ben at stuyts.nl
Sat Mar 20 14:40:52 CET 2021

In that case, I would go with a bunch of the more modern time-of-flight (TOF) sensors, like the ST VL6180X:
https://www.st.com/en/imaging-and-photonics-solutions/vl6180x.html <https://www.st.com/en/imaging-and-photonics-solutions/vl6180x.html>

These would be independent of ambient lighting. This one is I2C but there are others with SPI. And a bit pricey, but I know for sure I’ve seen some that are < €1, but can’t find them now.


> On 20 Mar 2021, at 14:02, Ingo Debus <igg.debus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Am 19.03.2021 um 23:06 schrieb Didrik Madheden <nitro2k01 at gmail.com>:
>> So that gives me a different idea for a working principle based on
>> light: reflection. No hole=light reflects back. Only one side of the
>> paper has electronics. This could be done with either a visible LED
>> (for an additional visualizer effect) or an IR LED (for
>> authentic-looking operation).
> That was my idea too. Would the good old CNY70 do the trick?
> https://www.vishay.com/ppg?83751
> But then, 90 of these will eat quite a lot of power for the infrared-LEDs…
> Ingo
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