I'm trying to hook up the load cells from a Wii fit balance board to an esp8266 using the HX711 ADC. Ideally, a way using only one HX711 but, a hookup guide for two HX711 with two load cells apiece would be helpful as well.

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    – goblingift
    Jan 8, 2020 at 13:01

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Four 3-wire load cells can be combined into one 4-wire bridge using the following schematics: enter image description here

Here R#C and R#V represent constant and variable resistance inside each cell. W/B/R is one of the common color combinations for load cell wires, for +/-/C respectively. Your sensors can have different wires, of course. If that is the case, use multimeter to find the common wire. Sparkfun has convenient load sensor combinator board and very informative hookup guide for these.

Unfortunately, Wii Fit board uses 4-wire load cells that cannot be combined as above. You have two options here, either replace the cells and connect them as shown, or connect all 4 in parallel and hope that the load will not be too much for the voltage regulator.

Some other, more complex, options are to connect to the balance board via Bluetooth or hack the internal PCB to tap into I2C line. See here for related discussion.


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