Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Designer Toolkit: Taylor Ergonomic Luggage Scale

The 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).

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