Strongman Game

Wiring diagram for the Strongman Game project using a piezoelectric force sensor
Build a strongman game by sensing force with a piezoelectric film strip. Students are familiarized with the theory behind piezoelectric sensors and operational amplifiers and build a circuit to measure the force applied to a piezoelectric sensor. Finally, students use a Virtual Instrument to program a number of LEDs to illuminate corresponding to the amount of force applied to the sensor.
This is module 7 of 10 in the course set, myDAQ Projects for Engineering Students.


  • DAQExpress workbook


  • Completed code


  • Basic circuit building
  • Basic familiarity with DAQExpress

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Required Software

  • DAQExpress 1.0

Required Hardware

  • myDAQ - View Specifications
  • Piezoelectric film sensor (DT series)
  • AD8541 rail-to-rail single-supply op amp
  • 100pF capacitor, 0.001uF capacitor
  • 10MΩ resistor
  • Two 10kΩ resistors
  • Five 100Ω resistors
  • Wires
  • Breadboard
  • Tape
  • Penny or similar small coin
  • Five LEDs of any color


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