Rethinking haptic experience of sensors already created on Space Shell 1. After having programmed the soundboard and having tested the proto-sensors with the actual sound I wanted to better connect the visual and haptic experience with the sound.
The capacitivesensor.h library for the Arduino code did not work as well as expected. After some research I found the ADCtouch.h library which runs really well if you want to use a capacitive sensor as a toggle.
After a long coding session me and my helping hand made the capacitive sensor "working". With working I mean, that it worked this day under these precise conditions. Even though the values showed big differences when my friend touched the sensor and when I touched it. Just because of our different capacities. I can just hope that people in the exhibition also have about the same capacity and the sensor works with everyone ;)
By experience I know that people barely recognize or understand textile electronic. The language of electronics is fixed to our mind-set, its appearance is black, flat and mostly out of plastics. For this reason I will present an "Introductory Touch sensor" directly in front of the cube entrance. It will be a pad with one textile sensor and a specific sensor colour (turquoise), its circuit and an LED as actuator. This entry shows the fabrication process.