Device for touching a touch screen? Answered

I need a type of solenoid/servo device capable of moving a few millimeters at a fast speed. I am building a device that will tap a touchscreen for me via an electric signal (In this case, and arduino.) they need to be relatively cheap and small. I will have four of them evenly spaced over four inches (They need to be no wider than an inch, would much prefer they be less than a half inch in width. Height isn't important, and length should also be under an inch.) They also need to be fairly weak, i dont want one of them punching a hole in my tablets screen by accident. Doesn't need to be controlled by PWM, either off (Not touching) or on (Touching) will work fine. Please do leave links along with the name of the device/part.

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iPod Touch

How do you jail break the ipod touch 4th gen? (newest one). And what exactly does jailbreaking do? please answer. thanks

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ipod touch

Can any one make honus's solar ipod charger make a new one because his was bad

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ipod touch

If anyone wants to trade i have 50 dollars worth of itune cards if anyone wants to trade add me if you do :):):):):):):):):):)

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MULTI TOUCH

Hi, i a video in youtube that explains how to make a multitouch screen with a wii remote and i was wondering if you can make the same but with an ir webcam/video camera. [and i have a probably stupid question but how to make a 4 point calibration in windows vista...} {Sorry for the bad english but I'm portuguese}

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Electric touch...

Good day!I have a special problem and I am not even sure this is the right place where to ask for help... I have carpet in my office and by walking around I get charged like a battery (electrostatic)...Often I touch someone and I get a shock! (Also the other person, at least I am not the only one...) This is pretty strong some times and annoying most of the times so I thought maybe I can make (or maybe it exists already) a bracelet or a ring or anything with a LED or with any kind of resistance that I could wear and it could "decharge" me. I think I can figure out how to make something fancy but I am not that, lets say, skilled in electronic and I don't know what would actually do the job. Am I the only one with such problem? Does anyone have any idea?

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Touch Controlled Resistor?

 Hey I want to make a touch pad that if touch in a certain area will change the resistance level and hold this even after not being touched....how would I do this???

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Ipod touch for droid

Would you guys consider a ipod touch for a droid a good deal. The ipod has a 40$ case and is a 8gb.

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ipod touch authorisation?

So my friend gave me this ipod touch with all his stuff on it but he left to go to america nd im in australia but i rly want to get his apps off onto my comp but when i sync it it sais that the following apps need authorisation. does anyone know how i can get authorisationwhen i cant access my friend?

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Detect a touch to the threads

Hello. I have a lot of threads stretched vertically. I want to detect the touch them. So that you can then play them like a guitar for example). What is the easiest way to do it (detect touch, not to make a guitar)? What kind of sensors could you recommend for that?

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Apple Touch Icon

Could you include an Apple Touch Icon on the website? I know Instructables doesn't have an iOS app. Primary reason being that you want to focus on the website. I fully support that. I would like to add a shortcut to Instructables (my feed) on my iOS devices and I would like the bookmark to have a proper (Apple Touch) icon. Just because it looks nice and I think it would support Instructables' web app approach. Thanks.

Topic by pietervankessel 


Ipod touch 5

So all the talk and youtube videos are making apples ipod touch 5 look amazing. With 5 color choices, a-5 chip, siri, better battery, better cameras, and so much more it is got to be great. So i say all that to ask when it comes out "Will you buy it".

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Touch Lamp Switch?

Is there such a thing as a switch that is touch sensitive so just a tap will activate it. I want to make a lamp out of an empty glass coke bottle and i want to be able to touch the cap to activate it. Im looking for a small piece of silver metal that will match the cap so i can place it on top, OR a way to make the actual cap the switch. Thanks!

Topic by um0123 


capacitive touch not responsive

I have a cheapo 7 inch android tablet and the capacitive touch screen doesnt work well, some spost work fine but others dont what should i do? also is there anyway of connecting an arduino up with a usb adapter so a program can control it?

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Competitor's lost touch?

So I've known this for awhile and to be honest it doesn't bother me to badly but my Zip series is much more popular than my Competitor series. The first Zip has more views than my first Competitor which has been out for months, but I do realize the philosophy out with the old, in with the new so I could see the original Competitor collecting dust, after all, it doesn't even have a mag lock! Anyway the main reason I'm starting this forum topic is to find out what you like about the Zip series. Has it been the concepts I have been applying in each pump action model? Was it the styling, which was more spontaneous and sci-fi? Maybe it was a hidden preference for the ergonomics of pump action. The truth is, I don't know and I want you knexer's to tell me what you like or dislike about my Zips and Competitors. Using this information I will be able to build a better Competitor or maybe just refocus on building Zip4.

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touch waveform generator

Hi guyz..is it possible to design a waveform genarator with touch technology...i mean its selectors, and other buttons be put in a  touch LCD screen..i  thnk u know what i mean...ty.. responses will be great help... (sory for my english.)

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ipod touch tricks

I think you got it.

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iPod touch glitch Answered

Hi, I was wondring what is wrong with a ipod touch 4g that suffered minor impact trama (no cracks on lcd or screen). When you press the lock button, the screen turns on, but it has a lot of white thin lines going down it and the picture looks distorted. You can unlock it, but it still has the lines and the screen is still distorted. Can you tell me the physical problem and solution please?

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Doornob touch sensor

I took apart a stud finder to see how it worked. Did a quick google search and figured out they work similar to tough sensitive lamps (capacitance). So after soldering an on off switch to replace the push button on it, I taped it to my door, and fine tuned the sensitivity wheel. Now when someone touches the doorknob (on either side of the door), It lights ups.

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Drawing With A Touch-Screen?

My brother loves drawing and he has a friend who has something called a bamboo pad.  It doesn't have a screen which is why I found it questionable.  So we thought we might look for a touch screen he could use.  We had very little luck finding one that seemed like it fit the purpose.  Even those bamboo peoples' didn't look like they would do anything other than lines.  So we have a question.  Is it actually fairly easy to use a bamboo pad, and if not, what touch-screen could he use.

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Touch screen Keyboard

Hey :) i have a sweet idea of building a touch screen keyboard that's separate from the monitor. i kno their are already some on the market but it be way cooler if i could build one myself. after doing some research i found the easiest way with the most versatility would be to have a touch screen ontop of a display and have the display then attached to a chip which would relay the image of the custom keyboard. the keyboard then would be hooked up to the computer and would function like a normal keyboard but soundless. :D the problem in all this planning is 1 i don't know how to put everything together, even though Ive been reading up , my knowledge of hardware design is minimal and 2 i don't know how to write programs, but if its any consolation im teaching my self simple programming like C++ but i doubt that will help. anyways , any suggestions Thanks a million Justin

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Broken iPod Touch

I have a 4th Gen iPod with a cracked screen (corner) and it's lock button isn't working. The iPod can still be used and does turn on. I would like to see if anyone would be willing to buy it. I may be able to post an image.

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gentle touch activated sound?

I have a little toy that makes noise when you squeeze it that I want to give as a Christmas present, but tiny little hands have trouble doing the squeezing properly, so I want to do a little surgery on it so that the sound activates with just a gentle touch instead.  Such as if you flick it, pet it, pick it up... that sort of thing.  I know when I was little, we had a doll that was supposed to make noises when played with, but it was so sensitive that it would go off from just the blow of our AC.  My problem is, I've no idea what parts I need to do this.  Can anybody help point me in the right direction?  And I only have about a three inches to work in, so it needs to be fairly small. Thanks.

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Tactiontape - Touch Sensitive Tape for Rapid Prototyping

Hi everyone, Tactiontape is a one-dimensional touch sensor that curves. It's designed to make building interactive physical prototypes easier, even ones with non-planar or complex surface geometry. It functions as a flexible potentiometer and uses a strip of graphite to express a linearly resistive electrical signal, one that corresponds to how far along the tape you've touched. Each sensor is hand-made using materials from an art supply store. Here's a demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ggYn70TpZY For purchasing, photos, and more detail: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87989636/tactiontape-curved-touch-sensors-for

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how do you open a 3rd generation ipod touch

Both my children have new  3rd gen ipod touches, but how long will the rechargable battery inside last? would it be easy to replace in the future?

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How Many Apps Can A Ipod Touch 3G Hold? Answered

I am getting one on black Friday

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Is the Ipod Touch 3rd Generation any better than the 2nd generation?

What are some good apps for the ipod touch?

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How to remove crumbs from under an ipod touch screen? Answered

I have an iPod touch 2g and I somehow have crumbs under my screen. I wonder why this happens and how to fix it. Another question is do I need a new digitizer or can i just take it out then put it back in?

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How Can I Get An Ipod Touch At Walmart On Black Friday?

There are a lot of people buying it

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How can I fix these two Ipod Touch apps?

I have tried reinstalling them, that did not work. For 2xl Supercross the tilt steering will not work, and for madden 2010, as soon as my player gets the ball he dives and wont get up.

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how do initialize the operation of a new ipod touch without itunes?

My computer, for some reason, does not want to finish installing quicktime programs or itunes. my computer tells me that it is unable to access network, therefore i am unable to completely install itunes 8.0. now, the ipod touch that i am trying to operate and access is brand new out of the box. is there any way to start using the device without having itunes to download applications into the ipod. what is my first,....last step to start using this wonderful gizmo? thx!!!

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How to convince your parents to buy you an ipod touch. Also tell me some really good apps.

Does an 8 gigabyte ipod touch hold a lot of apps?

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how can i get the internet to work on my env touch when im using page plus service?

I pay $45 a month for unlimited page plus service which also includes 80mb of internet usage but the internet will not work  how can i get it to work on my env touch ?

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How can I create a system where the LED flickers when the person touches it (Kinda like lightning effect)

I'm doing a project where I'm trying to mimic raining effects and I'm wondering how can I create a lightning effect by touch sensor. I need it to be small and light cause I'm trying to make it portable. I'm kinda new to electronics and so far have only built a basic LED circuit. Any help please?

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itouch? Answered

Is the i touch worth the cost

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What can I do with an elo touchsystem monitor?

I received a elo touch monitor and after taking it apart saw that the touch part is just a elo 2500U usb controller connected to a glass pane with power coming from the lcd.  Was wondering if anyone had any cool ideas I could do with it.

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how do i replace glass screen on itouch 2g?

I have a i touch 2g dont know how to take case off or how to replace outside screen? please help

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Does the Nike + Ipod Sport Kit Require Itunes to use?

I have an Ipod touch. My Ipod has all of my music and games on it but my itunes has error code 2318 so it does not work.

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Error "the ipod "ipod can not be upgraded because an internal error occured"?

Well as stated above I get an error whenever I try to upgrade my fourth gen ipod touch, I have tried with too computers both running itunes 10.5. Help?

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ipod jack broken need advice to fixing it Answered

Sadly my ipod touch 3 generations headphone jack broke only allowing me to hear in one ear my question is if there is any way to fix this problem help with this subject is much appreciated thank you

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is there any app or hack or anything that will make you have wifi even if you are driving somewhere or walking somewhere

Is there any app or hack or anything you can do to get your ipod touch to have wifi where ever you are or somethink that u can do or install to choose which app you want to be on wifi at all times

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Wiring 120 LED in parallel.It is in square shape.Each side contain of 40 LED.How many power supply i need.?

I'm going to build up a multi-touch. Now I'm facing the wiring problem. The screen is square in shape. Each side contains of 40 LED.Now i need to know how many power supply that i needed..and also the wiring diagram since that i have no knowledge on it.

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is there any free sites allowing me to transfer my ipod information apps and songs from my ipod to my computer? Answered

I lost all my information on my old laptop due to a family member deleting all of it. Now all my info is on my ipod and no where else i was wondering if there any free sites allowing me to transfer it all to my new computer

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4 wire touchscreen

Hello, I'm currently trying to use a touchscreen that has 4 wires but 8 pins. I have a connector with 8 outputs, but I read some topics about touchscreens and everybody uses just 4 of them. So, right now, I'm using just 4 pins (It works with some noises) and my question is: If I use the 8 pins it will be better? If yes, how to connect them? Here is the touchscreen model: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/nkk-switches/FTAS00-104AS4/360-3037-ND/4508087 I'm putting the screen configuration as an attachment.

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Jailbreaking iPod Touch 4G ?

Is there a method for jailbreaking an iPod Touch 4G that will NOT leave an iPod unable to update via iTunes?

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