has anyone here ever gotten an Arduino and a Nao to communicate? If so, would you mind sharing your experience? I plan on tackling this in the next couple of days and if anyone has any advice for me, it would be appreciated.
It supposedly makes a resistive bend sensor; probably isn't as consistent as a purchased sensor, but likely a lot cheaper. You might be able to acheive consistency though by using screen printing or similar methods to lay out the "glue traces"...
Now - since those pics look similar (same?) as the instructables - was the instructables posted by images, or is it going the other way around?
I still think the conductive glue method might be the more interesting of the possibilities - if you could screen print a pattern of lines on the back of a glove (across the knuckles, for instance), then attach wires appropriately - you could make cheap "wired gloves" for more experiments of this type...
I believe Images posted the Instructable. The guy behind Images has written several DIY type books as well, I believe.
The flex sensor is quite cool, but even though I did not particularly like it on my first run, I believe that the stretch sensor is an extremely versatile and easy to use tool. I will be buying myself a couple of feet of that material. (and as soon as ive cleaned up my room, Ill post some more info on it on my blog... just procrastinating here :-/)
The idea of screen printing circuits is quite awesome. I wonder if it would be washable? (oh man... this is cool actually...)
However I simply don't have the time to experiment with that at the moment, as I also need to get the software side implemented and that will be a pain, I'm afraid... --> I have another thread running on the software implementation (which sadly sort of got out of hand right away :-(...) http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1286040869