I'm pretty new to Arduino and working on a project that doesn't seem to have a plug-and-play solution out there. So hopefully someone here has done something similar or can point me in the right direction.
The goal is to have a capacitive touch panel that is placed over a printout of the buttons (no LDC screen). I get that a screen would probably be easier, but that is the requirement. Then the user would touch the panel to click the printed buttons underneath. I've figured out how to code the button interactions but not how to connect the screen or get x and y coordinates and a way to detect a real touch (probably pressure).
I'm not totally sold on a specific touch panel yet, so if someone has done this with something else a link to that with some info on how they did it would be awesome, but I did buy this one to get started. (It has fast shipping from amazon)
8" Capacitive Touch Panel VS080TC01-A1
Here is the data sheet for the controller.
I found there are some touch / screen libraries from adafruit but i'm not sure if these would directly work with the existing screen. Also it has a USB output but i'm not sure if that can be easily used as an input or if the input would be parsable by an existing library.
So other than the general question of how would someone with experience go about doing this, I'd like to know if someone could help with how to connect that screen to an arduino. I have a nano right now but could get another device if needed for the correct inputs / pins.
Thanks so much!