This is both my first post here and my first project with Arduino - so please be understanding My idea sounds simple, but so far none of my friends who know how to play with Arduino have given me a clear answer on how to tackle this idea. So, maybe one of you could help me! Below is a brief description of my idea, and at the end a detailed one.
Imagine several objects, such as a bottle cap, an eraser, and, say, a pin. They are lying on a table. When someone picks them up / touches them - a video about the object starts. Someone picks up the cap - the cap video starts. When someone picks up a pencil eraser, the eraser video starts. In a nutshell, that's it.
I first thought to use some TTP223B sensors, but then someone told me that a better solution would be to use Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet Adafruit 1361. Today someone else told me that this sheet would not handle the job. So I am lost. I would appreciate any information/tutorials (preferably with code) to show me how I can deal with this problem. And one more thing, the point is that these objects are not directly connected by any cables.
My original idea is more complicated. If anyone is interested I will describe it below. So I am an art student, and last semester I created a project about objects I found in my city. Items such as caps, keys, cans, etc. When I found an item, I took some pictures of it, and then at home, I described it in detail. Finally, I created a map of these found objects using google maps. So I created markers indicating where I found each item, and I attached pictures and descriptions of my items to these markers.
This semester I want to continue my project, and my Idea is to create an art installation from my found objects in some gallery space. The idea is simple. The objects lie on the floor. On the wall is a projection with my map. When someone touches/picks up an object the map zooms in on where it was found and shows a description and photos of that object. The guys in my studies told me that connecting Arduino to Google maps code is too difficult (or any other map system), so we decided to create a video animation with this "zooming" effect.
If anyone would like to work with me on this project, I would be very grateful.