Interacting with installations with a long life time we turn to heavy duty sensors that can handle a lot of cycles. The string and pull sensors below can handle more than a million cycles and are built for industrial use. They can also be connected to circuit board like Arduino.

Check out all the pull sensors and string pots from Celesco. Novotechnik also offers a wide range of pull sensors.

Check out this Processing and Arduino project by nhw3030 with Celesco string sensors.