Touch Sensitive Button

…with conductive thread!

I never thought I would hear myself say that! Thanks to my classmate, Katrina Anderson, for the perfect idea of sewing conductive thread on top of a style rubber button.

Many updates to catch up on…

I have decided on a direction for the final prototype: a small cube with a single touch-sensitive button, that abstracts the idea of a SUI, with playful and contemplative interactions. The first step, of course, is to create this cube.

My plan is to laser cut plexi for the cube, use a style rubber button, make the top of the button touch-sensitive, include some AA batteries, throw in an Arduino Pro board and maybe an RGB LED… and POW!… a “SUI Cube!”

3rd Test of making the rubber button touch sensitive… (the 1st and 2nd attempts were with variations of using a QT110 touch sensing chip or a bare wire, both of which failed)

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