Capacitance sensor to power vibrator motors help

I am wanting to design a cap sensor to measure touch to power vibrator motors

What all do I need to do this? I bought the sparks fun audrino kit From a local micro center and I am new to this

Is there some code I can have that will power and array (2-3 cibrators motors)? From a cap sensor that needs to be touch sensitive through roughly 1/2 inch of latex or rubber?

Thanks for your help

Tell us what you have. A starter kit ? https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9284

Sensing through 1/2 inch of rubber ? I don't think so. Perhaps someone else knows a solution.

You won't be able to drive the motors directly from the Arduino - the digital pins can't provide enough current, and if they do the back EMF and noise can damage your Arduino.

You'll need a transistor or motor driver to sit between them:

http://www.precisionmicrodrives.com/application-notes-technical-guides/application-bulletins/ab-001-discrete-driver-circuits-for-vibration-motors

So it would depend on if you wanted to control the motors individually (that would be three of the circuits above with a different pin controlling each motor) or if you wanted to drive them all at once from the same pin. Connect the motors in parallel to ensure the same voltage is applied to each, but be careful of the parallel resistance dropping too low if you use a motor driver. See the post from Brian Burk on the 11th November (at the bottom) here (you are using ERMs not LRAs):

http://e2e.ti.com/support/other_analog/touch/f/750/t/223020.aspx

Your Arduino code would be different for each setup.

Capacitive touch sensors work using the human body capacitance as an input, if the rubber insulates then the sensor won't work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing

Perhaps a resistive or mechanical pressure sensor would work better? Otherwise you may need to leave the sensors exposed.