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Gadget Freak Case 145: A Barometer That Measures Your Height

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cookiejar
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Inexpensive?
cookiejar   4/19/2013 5:19:17 PM
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According to:

http://www.instrumart.com/products/38140/setra-270-pressure-transducer

this Setra pressure sensor pricing starts at $1738.00  I wouldn't call that inexpensive.

What I would call inexpensive ($58) is the TI eZ420-Chronos Development tool which includes a MSP430 series micropower microprocessor in a watch case with Bluetooth link to your PC.  Besides a built-in temperature sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer,  it also includes a pressure sensor which can read the height of your head, right out of the box.  Mind you it wouldn't be accurate enough for serious weather measurements of barometric pressure.

http://www.ti.com/tool/ez430-chronos

tw
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tw   12/12/2011 3:47:32 PM
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I believe the sensor manufacturer is Setra...

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