William Vanderhoef
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A Simple Weigh Scale Gone Wrong

Want to build a simple weigh scale with Android Things? TLDR; Don't use an HX711 along with an Android Things device.

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A Simple Weigh Scale Gone Wrong

Things used in this project

Hardware components

PICO-PI-IMX6UL
Wandboard PICO-PI-IMX6UL
×1
SparkFun HX711
×1
SparkFun 50kg Load Cell
4 packs of this item can be found at a much lower price on Amazon.
×4
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1

Software apps and online services

Android Things
Google Android Things

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Schematics

Fritzing Diagram

Simple wiring example to show how load cell is wired up in a wheatstone bridge and connects to the HX711 then to the MCU. Actual pins on the MCU of your choice will vary.

Fritzing Diagram

Code

KegMonitor

Source code for this Android Things App

Credits

William Vanderhoef

William Vanderhoef

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