Long Flex / Bend sensor

Long Flex / Bend sensor

Long Flex / Bend sensor




Bending sensor. In normal position it has a resistance of about 10KOhm. During bending the resistance increases up to about 20KOhm. Length 112.5mm, width 6.38mm, thickness 0.5mm

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This sensor can detect bending in one direction. They were popularized by being used in the Nintendo PowerGlove as a gaming interface.

These sensors are easy to use, they are basically resistors that change value based on how much their flexed. If they're unflexed, the resistance is about ~ 10KΩ. When flexed all the way the resistance rises to ~ 20KΩ. They are pretty similar to FSRs so following this tutorial will get you started. You can use an analog input on a microcontroller (with a pullup resistor) or a digital input with the use of a 0.1uF capacitor for RC timing.

The bottom part of the sensor (where the pins are crimped on) is very delicate so make sure to have strain relief - such as clamping or gluing that part so as not to rip out the contacts!


  • Length: 112.5mm / 4.4in
  • Width: 6.38mm / 0.25in
  • Thickness: 0.5mm / 0.2in
  • Weight: 0.5g / 0.017g


Datasheet from SpectraSymbol

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 1 × 3 cm




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