I have built a circuit to amplify the output of a shear load cell (Phidgets 3133_0).
At the moment I am just testing the sensor a bit with an homemade amplifying circuit and an Arduino board.
I am wondering if I am using it in the right conditions: althought it is meant to be screwed at its both ends, may I just put it on a table and press it ? Or should I put supports on both ends while leaving the center unsupported ?
Please see attached pictures.
Thank you in advance.