I am working on a project where I need to have both audio and visual representation of the force applied by a hug. I have asked around to several techies and in both cases the arduino has come up. First, some Force Sensing Resistor would be placed on a mannequin torso (not sure of the quantity but would need to cover enough of the area to get readings). Then with respect to amount of force a scale of high powered LEDS would need to light up (bright enough to be seen in daylight, perhaps clusters of LEDS). Finally given what ever the peak reading is a audio sound file would play. A different sound for each range of peak readings. There would be eight ranges, lowest to highest. I would love for the lower LEDS to stay lit then decay down while the peak LED stays lit for 3 or 4 seconds or until released (reset) by someone. Now for the real reason for the post-I have no idea what i am doing and need help getting this project completed in a very limited time.
Any help is greatly appreciated (shopping list, parts needed, programing codes)
I am located just outside of Philadelphia, PA in NJ
Thanks for your insight Scott