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

Posted by davidholmandotme 6 years ago


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.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 8 years ago


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.

Posted by maomevoador 8 months ago


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.

Posted by silentassasin21 8 years ago


iPod video to iPod touch

Hi.Hello.Hey.What's up?Anyways, has anybody seen that hack for the iPod video?It changes everything up, and it has an iPod Touch theme, except no touch screen and stuff.It's on YouTube and stuff, but I don't know how to do it.I saw it on craigslist...-Click.-

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Wanting a Broken iPod Touch?

Hiya, I'm looking for any broken 3rd or 4th gen iPod Touches.  I'm only in need of two, as I'm trying to learn to repair electronics.  They can have almost any issue. Thanks

Posted by Corrytonapple 6 years ago


Shortcut issues on iPod Touch

I'm using new iPod Touch to browse the site (yay, Kitewife!), and I've discovered that the "shortcuts" tab doesn't work properly.  As soon as I tap the tab, the drop-down menu appears, but before I can select an option, the page jumps directly to the page for customising that same drop-down menu. This isn't a bug, as such, but it does reduce the functionality of the site on mobile devices, a that's a huge slice of the audience these days, on quite probably a disproportionate slice of the "first visitor" market. (I don't know if this is an issue on non-Apple devices, maybe somebody could check and add a comment?)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Smart board Using distance meters.

Hello! My name is Muneer. I was wondering whether this concept of making a smart board would work(shown in image). The idea is to use two distance meters to measure distance ‘a’ and distance ‘b’ from the transmitter in the pen to the top corners. Distance c is fixed and known. Using the distances, the x and y distance should be workable from the formulas(shown in image) I guess. I have a few concerns and require your expert opinion, a. How can we construct the distance meter (IR? Ultrasonic? Any available schematic...etc) b. Converting the x and y distances to pixel information c. Interfacing the board to a computer, possibly giving the input from the smart board directly as a mouse input. or if you could suggest other practical ways. Could you please help me with this? Thanks.

Posted by muneersn 9 years ago


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?

Posted by oleinv 5 years ago


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".

Posted by ThePregergater 5 years ago


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.

Posted by pietervankessel 10 months ago


Laptop touch screen from webcam?

I had a quick look around for something like this, but couldn't find anything. Place some kind of mirror / lens / prism over the webcam at the top of my laptop's screen so that it can register the screen itself + software to track finger(s) touching the screen. = (multi)touch screen. The angle would be easy, figuring the distance of the finger from the camera would be trickier... You might not get amazingly good resolution, but it should be enough for iPhone type scrolling sweeps and simple button pushing etc. Thoughts?

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago


What is the little brown dot on an ipod touch?

Yep that's pretty much it. My friend and I have been wondering what the heck it's purpose is for quite a while. If you have any idea what it might be please leave a comment below. Thanks!!!!!

Posted by jackjackboom 6 years ago


Building Touch Sensors from Scratch?

I am very familiar with velostat and conductive fabric and how to combine them to make textile touch sensors. I would now like to make a touch sensor that's more solid, and made from a firmer resistive substance than velostat. I've been looking up the resistivity/conductivity of different metals here: https://www.thoughtco.com/table-of-electrical-resi.... In theory, as long as one metal (or other material) is more conductive than the other, it should work the same? I've read on silicon and carbon fiber, but I'm not sure if what I'm researching is the solid kind, or the flimsy/squishy/bendy kind.

Posted by LeAnne_K 2 months ago


Touch panel for 17" LCD

Hey guys, I have an old 17" Laptop with an awesome screen and good speakers, but it's WAY too slow for any of the production work I do, and a little too damaged to be worth anything. So I was thinking about turning it into a stationary tablet computer for the kitchen. The type on a stand with nothing but a touchscreen. Problem is, I can't find any 17" touch overlays :( It's wide screen, 36,9x23,2mm Does anyone know where I can find one? Would be cool if it's a complete kit with USB output. It can be an external overlay or just the components, and it doesn't have to match 100%, a few mm off doesn't matter.

Posted by ELF 8 years ago


Can anyone think of what can be done with a replacement iphone screen?

Can anyone think of what can be done with a replacement iphone screen? It is touch.  So something neat should be able to be created. What kind of visual display could be connected to it? thanks

Posted by gregd101 6 years ago


Touchscreen for 14" widescreen laptop

Hello, I'm looking to turn an old laptop into a wall mounted terminal and I was wanting to use a touchscreen as the interface. Does anyone know any good vendors for a cheap 14" widescreen touch overlay or better yet instructions on how to build one? Thanks!

Posted by tesla3090 5 years ago


How to make 12V 2 switch touch panel for car?

Hi guys, I am looking to make a 2 button switch panel for car. I'd like to have capacitive buttons rather than ordinary switches if possible. Something similar to this but smaller and only 2 buttons 1 button needs to be momentary as this is an external power button wired into tablet. 1 button needs to be latching (press for on, press again for off) this controls the accessory power (amp/usb hub etc linked to this) I would like to have them backlit and behind some acrylic so you can just see the light but activate the switch. The capacitive touch buttons I have seen so far all seem to be under 5v and I'll need to work with 12v since it will be inside car. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated 

Posted by alexmallaburn 8 months ago


upcoming project

I just got an ipod touch for christmas, and I'm going to be making an accessory for it that's like a laptop, and I'll call it an iTop or something like that. Anyways It's a tiny bit bigger than the ipod touch, the ipod touch will fold up and be the screen, here what the features of the bottom part will be (The ipod plugs in via the dock connector. High quality audio output Video output mini usb for easy syncing a speaker with an amp and a lion battery to power it a little lion charger a switch to wheather you want output audio or from the speaker I/O ports* *There will be a picmicro in it, and I'm going to make it so that if you output different frequencies (maybe some programmer could helpme) the pic will do different things. I posted on make a while ago how cool it would be to have an open source ipod, and this is the closest you can get. There might be anywhere from 4 to 20 I/O ports, and it'll be controlled by the ipod. Can any of you think of anything else to add before I buy stuff?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Want to find capacitive touch input for project

Hi there, I am working on a personal project and would like to find a capacitive touch input device which is roughly 5x30cm in size and will give me a x,y value for one or two fingers. The resolution does not need to be brilliant - 7 bit range in the x direction and maybe 5 bit in the y direction would be fine. Serial interface which I can use with my Arduino. I would also like to get a "pressure" for each - I know this is asking a lot but the "pressure" can roughly be guessed at not by actual pressure but by perhaps an increased/decreased capacitance or the amount of the surface being covered. I only need this to determine which of the two finger inputs is pressing hardest so again it doesn't need to be precise. Would anybody know of such a device? I mean - there must be companies producing these, I'd not want to go and have a custom one made for price considerations but surely there is something vaguely close. I have looked into the possibility of making one for myself but it appears I would struggle to do something this complex with my Arduino alone and the only IC which will do this with a homemade panel (not that I have the ability to create a capacitive panel with this many pads) seems to be QProx QT1081 which only accepts 8 inputs. Any pointers or ideas would be very gratefully received :) Cheers, Adam

Posted by Adam_D 7 years ago


iPod bug - randomly getting logged out and shut down

I'm browsing the site on my iPod, iOS 5, Safari browser. Twice in the last ten minutes, the browser has shut down with no warning, and when I re-start it, I have. Been logged out and have to log in again. This brings another issue, not exactly a bug, but an annoyance - no matter what page I am on, if I use the "log in" button at the top-right of the page, after I log in I always get redirected to the submit page. Sorry, no screen shot from the iPod, but the last time it happened I was trying to type an answer to the question about CO2 breathing animals.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


How do I set up my touch screen for Raspberry Pi?

I have a 5 inch touch screen for my Raspberry Pi, and I want to set it up.  It's a resistant touch screen communicating through the GPIO pins.  Here's the screen itself.  I think that all I need to do is do something in the terminal to install it...  I have the driver files.  Here's the link for the driver files.  Please help.

Posted by nancyjohns 2 years ago


Touch Screen Control for the car

Hello, Has anyone thought of replacing all analog controls in a car dashboard, e.g AC, fan, stereo, vent, defogger etc and replacing them with a touch screen that integrates into the dashboard (like the expensive cars). As an example I have included two jpg's Here is what is required: Aluminium milling of the housing Touch screen sensor integration AD converters more...

Posted by razausman 5 years ago


Touch Tunes Arduino Make

Anyone have the original build plans for a hardware related hack for TouchTunes Machines, by Reza Hussain. https://brianbenchoff.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/i-have-finally-arrived/ http://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/blogs/frontpage/7011900-hacking-wireless-jukebox-controls https://plus.google.com/109337616166080699786/posts/L6ZJp4pDdC1 If anyone followed the Hackaday or Mr. Hussains posts and did the build, I'd appreciate a private link, message, email or the like. ---any related hack?

Posted by Sovereignty 3 years ago


Buying broken iPods (preffer iTouch gen 2 and above.)

Hello. I'm buying broken iPod Touch. Generation 2 and above.  If you have any and will be willing to let me have them for a fair price, contact me here or at aalez@msn.com. thanks

Posted by abregovic 6 years ago


Changing old touch screen desktop into desktop monitor

So I have this seriously old touch screen desktop from FEC. I've been browsing around and found how to turn laptop LCD screens into monitors using controller boards, finding them by looking up the model number of the screen. I could probably use find the monitor stuff by myself, but when it comes to the touch screen interface, I'm clueless on what to look for. These are the pictures that I took of the boards and model numbers, and I'm assuming I would need something to either connect to the middle board, or something to replace it. I'm willing to take on the task, I just don't know entirely where to go from here as this is the first time I've really dug deep into something like this. The model number and barcodes are from the back of the monitor. At the end of the think white wire there are a ton of connections that go the the old motherboard of the computer. Is there anyone that might be able to give me a hand on what to find? Number on the large center board:............................RG9000PB0880   V1.0                              Below the number there is another number: 0821 Number for the small connector on the far right:.....RG9000PB0260 There's USB1 and AUDIO1 connectors on the large board in the center, and I'm assuming the long board at the bottom is power. mini-update: Could it also be possible to change the touch screen controller, run it into my computer via USB, and then find a controller for the LCD screen?

Posted by JKMan 4 years ago


Interactive floor using Microsoft Kinect? How?

Hi, I am searching for a solution on how to make an interactive floor projection. I saw some DIY projects using the Microsoft Kinect for detecting motion, but so far I have not found anything to start with. Does anyone managed to do something similar using the Kinect sensor?? Regards! vedtam

Posted by vedtam 4 years ago


Multi Touch Pad. Would this design work?

Found this video on how to make a multi-touch table for your PC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQpr3W-YmcQ&feature;=fvwBut that model have 2 big problems. It's ugly and it's too high. But I really want to build one. 'Cause that is what I've always done, built my own small electronical stuff. Anyway. I've been thinking and I've designed my own model based on a webcam with a microphone. The picture says it all acctually. Do you guys think it would work, or is the cameras angle of view to small to have the height I want? Does my Size and shape seems resonable or do I need to rethink. And about the LED's. It would be cool with red light coming up from inside it. And it would match quite good with the oak frame (have lots of Oak-pieces I can't use for something so I will make a nice frame out of it), and in the dark it would be very cool with light coming up from inside it, but that would disturb the camera by removing the dark spots created by your fingers, or am I wrong? Maybe I could put them discretely in the four corners above the table itself. AnywayWhat do you think. Possible or not?It works with a little height, but I will strip down the camera so that I can put the lens really low and not put in the whole camera.To read the text on the picture you have to view them in full size.

Posted by UltraSquirrel 9 years ago


Are Americans Losing Touch with DIY Skills?

Click for Full Story*Link Fixed*Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."...Are hands-on skills — building things, fixing things, operating machines and so on — really in decline?...Does this matter? And if people are becoming less mechanically handy, is that so bad? I think so — and not just because specialization is for insects.We don't all have to be MacGyver, but from time to time all of us will face problems that can't be addressed with a laptop and a cellphone. In a genuine emergency, having some basic manual skills could be the difference between surviving comfortably and being totally helpless.That is a very interesting article. What do you think about it?

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


PICAXE Electronic interference?

I have solved the problem by making two changes.Firstly, a 22k resistor was put from I/O 2 to ground.Secondly, I had to modify the program to be the following, and accept any value as an input as long as it was not 0. The new program is shown below:main:low 1 &apos;discharge led on Pin 1input 2 &apos;make pin 2 an inputreadadc 2, b1 &apos;read pin 2 using ADCif b1 > 0 then flash goto main &apos;loop back roundflash:&apos;led sequencehigh 1pause 100low 1goto mainI've been having a bit of an odd problem...I'm trying to use a PICAXE 08M with a touch input, so a user touches a wire or bridges 2 wires and the uC responds based on the program, at the moment, turns an LED on.Now, Initially, I've tried a few things, until sort of by accident I noticed that using the program I was, the LED turned on by touching the input pin of the PICAXE, with nothing attached to it except one short piece of wire. I know the human body has certain capacitive qualities, but I wouldn't have thought it would be enough for this. The LED started turning on when I got close to the breadboard it was on, never mind the wire.I tried moving the board, while I had my finger on the wire, and found that when I got a certain distance from my laptop (About 1 ft or so) the LED would go out, and not come on again. Strangely, it does the same when my laptop is turned off!So what I was wondering is, what could my laptop be doing that enables the PICAXE to get an input from seemingly nothing? Could it be some sort of EM field from it? Incidentally, the same thing happens close to my TV.The code i'm using is below.main:low 1 &apos;discharge led on Pin 1input 2 &apos;make pin 2 an inputreadadc 2, b1 &apos;read pin 2 using ADCif b1 < 40 then flash goto main &apos;loop back roundflash:&apos;led sequencehigh 1pause 100low 1goto main

Posted by whatsisface 10 years ago


Lightable

Hello everybody!  I'm interested in do something like the table in the videos. But my problem is that I don't know which materials are used to make the protection and the liquid. I think that the protection is made using a type of plastic polymer, but I don't know which. Because it has to be very tough. And the liquid I think that maybe it would be water with some black coloring and with some thickener for make that effect. I hope that someone could help me. Thanks in advanced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGEEwLetRPY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzxgH8MALbU  

Posted by JaUmE_88 6 years ago


Instructables for iPhone

Don't you hate it, when you've finished building something outside and you've forgotten your camera? Can't wait to publish an instructable when you're out and about, and have no access to a computer? Both of these have happened to me, and I had a good idea. I propose an iPhone app for instructables. This app would be better than browsing on your internet browser on the iPhone because it would be made for the iPhone screen rather than for a 16:9 monitor. I think that it should have at least the following features:  * Offline Instructable Editor  * Instructable uploader  * Online instructable browser  * User page, in which you can check comments and edit your profile etc.  * Onboard instructable saver - instead of having to go online and browse the site to find the instructable again, the app could have, for example, 2MB of allocated memory in which to save one or more simple pdf files or similar of instructables, which may be viewed at any time, even when the internet connection is faulty. I truly believe that this has potential, and I just hope that the admins see this. I don't have the means, funds or time to make this app but hopefully somebody does.  Feel free to post any more ideas, as this would be a community app and I'd like it to be suitable for as many people as possible. 

Posted by The Jamalam 7 years ago


New here, first time posting. I want to add to the arduino insect bot

Well I am new here and this is my first post Well I have build the arduino insect bot from the book Arduino bots and gadgets. It is in the picture. I have it working but I want to add a touch sensor and attach it to the shell. I have an idea on how to build it. I would use a small button attached to the shell with the lie going to analog A0 pin. This would stop the robot by centering the servos and giving it the ability to stop when the shell was pressed down. Now the program is here. #include Servo frontServo; Servo rearServo; int centerPos = 90; int frontRightUp = 72; int frontLeftUp = 108; int backRightForward = 75; int backLeftForward = 105; int walkSpeed = 150; // how long to wait between steps int centerTurnPos = 81; int frontTurnRightUp = 63; int frontTurnLeftUp = 117; int backTurnRightForward = 66; int backTurnLeftForward = 96; // Ping Distance Measure int pingPin = 4; long int duration, distanceInches; long distanceFront=0; //cm int startAvoidanceDistance=20; //cm long microsecondsToInches(long microseconds) {   return microseconds / 74 / 2; } long microsecondsToCentimeters(long microseconds) {   return microseconds / 29 / 2; } long distanceCm(){   pinMode(pingPin, OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(pingPin, LOW);   delayMicroseconds(2);   digitalWrite(pingPin, HIGH);   delayMicroseconds(5);   digitalWrite(pingPin, LOW);     pinMode(pingPin, INPUT);   duration = pulseIn(pingPin, HIGH);     distanceInches = microsecondsToInches(duration);   return microsecondsToCentimeters(duration); } void center() {   frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos); } void moveForward() {   frontServo.write(frontRightUp);   rearServo.write(backLeftForward);   delay(125);   frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos);   delay(65);     frontServo.write(frontLeftUp);   rearServo.write(backRightForward);   delay(125);     frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos);   delay(65); } void moveBackRight() {   frontServo.write(frontRightUp);   rearServo.write(backRightForward-6);   delay(125);   frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos-6);   delay(65);   frontServo.write(frontLeftUp+9);   rearServo.write(backLeftForward-6);   delay(125);     frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos);   delay(65); } void moveTurnLeft() {   frontServo.write(frontTurnRightUp);   rearServo.write(backTurnLeftForward);   delay(125);   frontServo.write(centerPos);   rearServo.write(centerPos-6);   delay(65);   frontServo.write(frontLeftUp-+9);   rearServo.write(backLeftForward-6);   delay(125);     frontServo.write(centerTurnPos);   rearServo.write(centerTurnPos);   delay(65); } void setup() {   frontServo.attach(2);   rearServo.attach(3);   pinMode(pingPin, OUTPUT); } void loop() {   distanceFront=distanceCm();     if(distanceFront > 1){       if (distanceFront         for(int i=0; i<=8; i++) {         moveBackRight();         delay(walkSpeed);       }             for(int i=0; i<10; i++){         moveTurnLeft();         delay(walkSpeed);       }      } else {        moveForward();        delay(walkSpeed);      }     } } I would like to know what line of code to add to receive input from pin AO and center the servo stopping the robot.

Posted by DHTArduinoNerd 6 years ago


What is the best and most useful app for the iPod Touch/iPhone?

I am thinking of buying some new applications for my iPod Touch. I was just wondering what everyone thought was the best, and most useful application for the iPod Touch/iPhone?

Posted by Perkinator 8 years ago


brass capacitive touch screen stylus questions

Hello everybody i recently purchased a samsung galaxy 2 tablet and tried to make a brass stylus for it only to find it would not work any ideas why? thank you, fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 5 years ago


Touch Sensitive counter project question

Hi everyone, Great to be part of this community. I am trying to make a touch sensitive counter, the sensor has to be as flat as possible, something like a thick cardboard, or I can put a flat sensor in between two sheets. It needs to handle about 10-20lbs of weight. It will go under fabric like carpet, so it cannot be super sensitive, clickable is fine. It will be connected to a very simple 1 or 2 digit counter. Any suggestions? PS: Eventually I'd like to upgrade this with a system that can instruct something else, for example 5 counters, display etc. Or be able to use bluetooth or wifi or arduino, and be able to count back. For example input 10 and it will count 1/10, 2/10, 3/10, etc..

Posted by tees_deney 2 years ago


Bluetooth cam using iPod display?

I'm looking for an instructable (or help) to set up a portable camera and display.  I don't know if this is currently feasible, but I would like to use my iPod Touch as a display for a small, battery operated camera.  Wondering if a Bluetooth connection might work.  Wondering if a cel phone might work as a remote camera.  I want this to help me easily back-up my truck and connect to my trailer.  Also to put camera on a stick and put it into walls, attics and crawl spaces in order to see into difficult places.  Also to put on some kind of snake and pass into sewer pipes, etc.  Is there such thing as a Bluetooth transmitter that would work with a battery and a ccd cam? Thanks in advance

Posted by cologadgets 8 years ago


iTouch not syncing?

*I don't have it with me now, but tomorrow I WILL!* One of the kids in my class has got a problem. Her first iTouch's screen broke (I know how to fix that), but her replacement iPod wont sync with her computer. Could this be because iTunes can't sync with 2 iPod's on its "list"? I just want to know of any fixes so I don't go stumbling along.

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago


Digital Shower

I am planning and researching ideas on creating a DIY digital shower system.  The idea is to have an android device (Tablet, or old galaxy SII phone for now) installed along with an ardruino or some hardware interface to control the plumbing.  I would also like to use the android device for music weather etc. in the shower, but all that is built in. The only puzzle with the android device is getting it to interface with the hardware, and waterproofing it while still keeping the touchscreen functionality.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted by mbarndt 6 years ago


iPods as scientific tools (app-creation challenge)

I can't help noticing that there are a lot of kids with iPods at my new school. I have a half-warmed idea that this is an under-exploited resource - these things are packed with sensors that most schools cannot afford to buy for themselves. Does anybody know of any apps that can be used to easily access this data in a form useful for students?  For instance: the iPod replaces the bob in a pendulum and records the time it takes to swing, and the forces acting at each moment of the swing, then displays the data in a graph on the iPod, or uses the wifi link to email the document in a form that can be used by an Excel spreadsheet. And not just acceleration and time, but sound and light (isn't there an ambient brightness detector in there somewhere?). Suggestions? Any recommendations? Edit Kitewife bought me an iPod Touch for Christmas!  I have so far installed the following apps that use the on-board sensors; SPARKvue (accelerometer display), Signal Gen (an audible signal generator), SoundLevel (a free decibel meter / sound oscilloscope) FreqCounter (displays a continuous full-screen oscilloscope display Decibel 10 (analogue & digital sound level meter, which will email data for you) SpiritLevel & iTools (for measuring angles and levels by moving the iPod) Protractor (lays a protractor over the view through the camera, allowing you to measure "real" angles you can't reach (say, of a roof-line, or between branches of a tree). What I cannot find (yet) is a decent app that gives a class-room-useful read-out of light levels - they don't tell you the light-level, they tell you what f-stop to use on your camera. The next job is to find ways to use them in lessons, or as homework tasks. Question: Is anybody reading this able to actually create their own iPod Touch apps?  The apps I've downloaded so far are fine, as far as they go, but they really need a better way of getting the data out in a form that can be manipulated (eg by spreadsheets).

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Looking for BROKEN Ipods

Hey im looking for some broken ipods preferably nano or classic any gen I am working on my ipod repair skills as well as how to make cool/funky jewlery out of parts that are too far gone (fried/wet motherboards, shattered LED's ect"  Id like to get them for free if possible. Ill pay for shipping and throw in 5$ or something for your trouble. If its in pretty good condition ill pay a bit more for it. Im a college kid just trying to build up some repair skills before classes start in the fall so please not redic numbers price wise please? iv got to feed myself too.  :)

Posted by Jberts01 7 years ago


3.5 mm 4 pole splitter question (for use with ipod touch)

Hi, I'm attempting to put together something that is conceptually simple -- making a splitter for the 3.5 mm 4 pole audio jack so that one end supports a mic and the other a pair of headphones. I'm doing this because I want to hook up a better quality mic than found in the store-bought iphone headsets. However, after putting it all together, I just can't get it to work with my ipod. I've followed these pinouts (where 1 is the tip and 4 is the base): 4-pole jack 1. Left Audio 2. Right Audio 3. Ground 4. Microphone 3-pole jack 1. Left Audio 2. Right Audio 3. Ground Ive verified that all the connections are good using a multimeter. But when it comes down to actually recording with my ipod, I can't get the line in to work. Has anyone does anything like this before? Any ideas what might be going wrong? Is is it possible that measurements on the 4 pole jack isn't standardized and that the one I have doesn't actually fit the ipod correctly? Perhaps I'm completely wrong about how to connect the wires. So just in case, this is what I did: Line-in: Pinout (P/O) 1 and P/O 2 ---> P/O 4 (on 4-pole) P/O 3 --> P/O 3 on 4-pole (on 4-pole) Line-out: P/O 1 --> P/O 1 (on 4-pole) P/O 2 --> P/O 2 (on 4-pole) P/O 3 --> P/O 3 (on 4-pole) So yep, that's it. Any help is much appreciated : )

Posted by hlfwy.thr 9 years ago


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!

Posted by um0123 9 years ago


Best flexible touch screen display modules

I'm looking for recommendations for flexible touch screen display modules that I can buy in small quantities for a personal project.  I'malso curious about the tradeoffs between OLED and LCD displays.  Ideas?

Posted by colinmcd94 3 years ago


BUYING ALL IPOD TOUCH 4G WITH CRACKED/BROKEN SCREEN

Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy all iPod touch 4G with cracked/broken screen. Besides broken/cracked screen, iPod touch must be 100% functional including all buttons. I am only looking for 4th generation and I am ready right now to give you my money. Hit me up at theseanho(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks, Sean

Posted by theseanho 5 years ago


how much will the apple store pay for my used 32GB 3rd generation Ipod touch.?

i want to sell it to the apple store to get the new one . but i need to sell mine first so i can pay for the new on. how much will the apple store pay for my used 32GB 3rd generation  Ipod touch.?

Posted by m5industriesinc 7 years ago


Looking for a iTouch USB cord wiring diagram? Repairing the USB cord

Hey, I have two old USB cords form my iPod Touch laying around, and I took one apart to find that two of the wires simply pulled free of the part that goes into the iPod. I'm not willing to risk blindly soldering them back on and hopefully not frying my iPod to test it out, without at least a few tips as to which wire goes where. Could anyone help me? The four wire colors are green, blue, orange, and white. Orange and white are the ones that pulled free. Thanks :)

Posted by mojobo1 7 years ago


Animal senses better than ours???

We all know dogs, lions and other Beast can hear/see/smell a 100 times better then we can but can animals taste better than we can? Just randomly thought of this when i was reading the life of Pi.

Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago


idea for a simple and thin contact based sensor

Hello instructacles, I'm trying to build a simple contact-based set of sensors embedded in card board, paper or thin plastic sheets. I want to make a simple game for my kids that could detect/react to the presence/absence of some random items positionned on such a board? (empty glass bottle of coke, cereal box, shampoo bootle, you name it) Ideally i would use something like those books for kids where they have metallic threads "printed" on think plastic sheets and when you press them, it triggers a music. But i dont know how to print metal basically. don't really know how to get started. I was thinking of sewing conductive thread but i'm not really sure it would work. I have seen many attempts with aluminium foil (ex: https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Art-With-Scratch-and-Makey-Makey/) but those are based on the fact that a human finger touches them (basically it uses the conductivity of skin), whereas in my game i was to use the weight of random objects from the house (in the 50g to 500g range typically) Any idea how i should get started ? thanks fourchu

Posted by fourchu 1 year ago


Arduino capacitive touch sensor help

So I have been messing around with the Arduino Capsense library with the immensely helpful guide; https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-Touch-Sensors-With-Arduino/  (many thanks to DangerousTim!)   using the code provided, i managed to get a relay to operate with a sensor.  It worked great and I was able to adjust the distance and sensitivity.  But when i tried adding another sensor and relay, it stopped working.  I've been trying to isolate the problem for a while now and have gotten nowhere.  I'm hoping someone can help me, here's the original code for the single sensor and relay; #include #include                                           //change '42' to any desired pin... long time = 0; int state = HIGH; boolean yes; boolean previous = false; int debounce = 200; CapacitiveSensor   cs_4_2 = CapacitiveSensor(4,2);  // To add more sensors... //CapacitiveSensor   cs_4_6 = CapacitiveSensor(4,6);        // 10M resistor between pins 4 & 6, pin 6 is sensor pin, add a wire and or foil //CapacitiveSensor   cs_4_8 = CapacitiveSensor(4,8);        // 10M resistor between pins 4 & 8, pin 8 is sensor pin, add a wire and or foil void setup()                    {    cs_4_2.set_CS_AutocaL_Millis(0xFFFFFFFF);    pinMode(13, OUTPUT);   } void loop()                    {     long total1 =  cs_4_2.capacitiveSensor(30);            if (total1 > 60){yes = true;}     else {yes = false;}            // to toggle the state of state         if(yes == true && previous  == false && millis() - time>debounce){              if(state == LOW){          state = HIGH; }     else state = LOW;     time = millis();     }                     digitalWrite(13, state);            previous = yes;                 delay(10); } and here's the code for the two sensors and relays #include int led = 13;     int led2 = 12;    long time = 0; int state = HIGH; long time2 = 0; int state2 = HIGH; boolean yes; boolean previous = false; boolean yes2; boolean previous2 = false; int debounce = 200; CapacitiveSensor   cs_4_2 = CapacitiveSensor(4,2);        // 10M resistor between pins 4 & 2, pin 2 is sensor pin, add a wire and or foil if desired CapacitiveSensor   cs_5_7 = CapacitiveSensor(4,6);        void setup()                    {    cs_4_2.set_CS_AutocaL_Millis(0xFFFFFFFF);    cs_5_7.set_CS_AutocaL_Millis(0xFFFFFFFF);  //Calibrate the sensor...    pinMode(led, OUTPUT);    pinMode(led2, OUTPUT); } void loop()                    {     int total1 =  cs_4_2.capacitiveSensor(30);     Serial.println(total1);     int total2 =  cs_5_7.capacitiveSensor(30);                     if (total1 > 60){yes = true;}     else {yes = false;}    if (total2 > 60){yes2 = true;}     else {yes2 = false;}           // to toggle the state of state     if(yes == true && previous  == false && millis() - time>debounce){                    if(state == LOW){          state = HIGH;        }        else          state = LOW;          time = millis();      }                          if(yes2 == true && previous2  == false && millis() - time2>debounce){                   if(state2 == LOW){          state2 = HIGH;        }        else          state2 = LOW;            time2 = millis();            }                 digitalWrite(led, state);       previous = yes;       digitalWrite(led2, state2);       previous2 = yes2;                  delay(10); } Any suggestions are always helpful.

Posted by dudes 3 years ago