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[DPRG] Water pressure sensors recomendations?

Subject: [DPRG] Water pressure sensors recomendations?
From: paradug paradug at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 9 16:30:32 CDT 2012

A slightly different approach would be to place the barrel on an old digital bathroom scale and look at the weight of the barrel and the water it contains.
  From: -Old Dog- 
  Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 2:17 PM
  To: dprglist at dprg.org 
  Subject: [DPRG] Water pressure sensors recomendations?


        Hello All:

        While this isn't about robotics, it does fall under automation and sensors. 

        I've installed a rain barrel in my back yard, and am trying to devise a solid way to measure how much water is in it. I'd like to do so by placing a pressure sensor at the barrel's bottom, then calculating depth based on pressure. Can anyone recommend a water pressure sensor, that can (1) be submerged, (2) run low level DC voltage and (3) provide a reading between the ranges of 1 and 1.1 ATM?

        Thanks guys.
        -Martin
       



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