Christine Farion actually loves cloth. She apparently additionally loves electronics, as her Open Common Enter Sleeve, or OUIS, makes use of strips of conductive cloth so as to add contact sensitivity to a neoprene sleeve. The sleeve is adorned with a number of strips of conductive cloth, which kind horizontal pockets with a single opening.
To make use of, one merely attaches crocodile clips (or alligator clips, relying on the place you discovered electronics) to the chosen openings. Strains from the clips are hooked up to the inputs of an Arduino-based board, or another gadget that’s touch-capable. The Open Common Enter Sleeve is demoed within the second video under, which may present a really attention-grabbing management floor in quite a lot of conditions.
Code is on the market on the write-up, and there is one other sketch on GitHub that allows you to management a servo motor. Farion is utilizing the ADCTouch library for Arduino interface, which permits for capacitance contact enter with a single I/O pin per enter, and no added resistor.
Farion lays out how her specific instance works within the context of a neoprene sleeve, and tips on how to assemble it, however maybe essentially the most attention-grabbing half is the conductive cloth/capacitive enter idea itself. She hopes that folks will take what she’s executed and modify it in every kind of the way. Perhaps it is time to lastly increase that wetsuit you have had mendacity round… oh the opposite hand, the electronics may not work correctly underwater!