Optical tape sensor

Project Category: Scientific Instruments

Community: Sensorica


Develop and commercialize an open source optical bending sensor. Two types are in development:

  • Directional tape sensor

  • Low-cost tape sensor

Directional tape sensor main document

Low cost tape sensor main doc



  • Robotics: flexible robot limbs, feedback control of motion and increased precision and efficiency

  • Structures: monitoring flexing of large structures

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Status: dormant - see Project news

Short-term goals

  • Build directional sensor prototype based on 1mm PMMA - DONE!

  • Build low-cost tape sensor prototype - DONE!

  • Outreach campaign for the low-cost tape sensor in progress

Long-term goals


  • Optical and mechanical engineering


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Low cost tape sensor analysis

Rodrigo's doc and spreadsheet.


Documentation repository

Low cost tape sensor

Directional tape sensor


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