This project uses a QT Py ESP32-S2 running CircuitPython with a NAU7802 to build a food scale that’s the perfect size for holding your pet’s dry food. A strain gauge is used to measure the weight of a food container on top of the 3D printed platform. It makes for a fun way to see your pet’s food consumption over time.
This project will show you how to calibrate and use the NAU7802 with a strain gauge to measure torque with CircuitPython.
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