I would like to attach an FSR to a piece of wood and tap dance on the wood so that the FSR picks up my tapping (especially the force of each tap) and then sends a midi signal to either a drum module or directly to a laptop.
Currently I have the above setup working using a traditional drum trigger (piezo-electric transducer) sending a signal to an Alesis DM5 drum module but despite by best calibration efforts I am unable to get any useful variance in volume levels.
My hope is that an FSR would solve this problem and give me a wide variance in the volume levels I am able to produce. I am concerned that just standing on a board with an FSR will cause it to continuously trigger. If that continuous triggering is just a single note sustained that would be ok, but if it is a repeat triggering going da-da-da-da-da-da that is no good.
I know nothing about FSRs or how to get them to send midi signals, so you would be doing pretty much all the work.
If you think this is possible could you please contact me with the cost of materials and the cost of you programming whatever needs programmed etc. Thank you!