First Coaster Prototype

A project log for Digital Drinking Coaster

This peripheral allows your 40 or beer of choice to enter your online games, enabling a new type of social experience

high-gravity-solutionsHigh Gravity Solutions 07/10/2015 at 00:500 Comments

For our first prototype, we hollowed out a block of wood to house a load cell. Then we created a top with a dowel attached that pushes down on the load cell as pressure is applied.

We got a cheap digital kitchen scale at walmart with four load cells. Each one acts as a half wheatstone bridge. Using two of them we are able to complete the bridge for a basic functioning prototype. These are then fed into the delsig adc of our psoc 5lp dev board.

Next time we'll go over the electronics design