I’m wondering if anyone happens to be knowledgeable regarding the Peratech sensors, such as https://www.robotshop.com/en/single-point-10mm-force-sensor-solder-tab.html
Specifically, I’m wondering if they only respond non-trivially to forces directly on their surface like Force-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs) do, or if they detect force against a decent radius in the material above them, the way piezo elements do.
Application: Interested in seeing if they offer any advantages vs. piezos for e-drums (electronic drums). I realize this forum/company is for robotics, but this is literally the only company that sells any Peratech components to the public!
Thread spawning from: https://www.vdrums.com/forum/advanced/diy/1239853-is-something-non-obvious-wrong-with-velostat-linqstat-as-a-sensor