Taylor Ergonomic Luggage Scale is a handy, and relatively inexpensive, digital scale. As you can see by the image above, the scale works by hanging things from the handle (that also serves to hold the digital read-out.)
A digital luggage scale is handy for weighing items before you go on a trip (duh!) to avoid excess baggage fees, but this particular unit is also durable enough to be used in interactive exhibits or museum lab spaces as a simple yet effective digital scale.
Last but not least, this is also the perfect type of device to substitute for cheap(er) spring scales in free-fall and "zero gravity" experiments and demonstrations.
The Taylor Ergonomic Luggage Scale is available at Amazon and the other online "usual suspects" for under $20.00 (USD).
Don't miss out on any ExhibiTricks posts! It's easy to get updates via email or your favorite news reader. Just click the "Free Updates" link on the right side of the blog.
P.S. If you receive ExhibiTricks via email you will need to click HERE to go to the main ExhibiTricks page to make comments or view multimedia features (like videos!)