I have found some load sensors (piezoelectric) that measure relatively small weights (on the order of ~ grams). That's what I need!
However... Around my robot, there will occasionally be bursts of extremely high pressure. These bursts do not need to be measured... they just wash over. The pressure appears, to the sensor, to be a ~ 2,000+ kg
Question: Are these sensors likely to break or fatigue? I realize piezos do not measure via deformation, but still... that's a big load!
Maybe I should just order a few and try...