Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Hardest Button

We have been thinking and consulting others regarding the Simon buttons prototype. Here are a few pointers we consider, when the basis is two surfaces and something to control the stepping/pressing process:
  • Two surfaces with aluminium foil that will transmit a signal when pressed
  • A spring or a few springs between the surfaces when the sensor is in the center and is sensitive to pressure- may be hard to stable
  • Placing sponge of some sort between the two surfaces- not "clickable" and may confuse when pressing
  • Pedal/stepper kind of button- using a door hinge at the far end and the sensor at the close end
The top surface will probably be made of fiberglass to ensure durability after long usage. The Arduino sensor will be a button or a pressure sensitive strip.

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