Pressure mat

I am looking for a pressure mat and I found this topic: Arduino Forum
I want to buy this one: http://www.maplin.co.uk/stair-pressure-mat-3092?criteria=pressure%20mat&doy=1m3 but I don't know how to connnect to the Arduino, on the topic there isn't so much information.

Someone could explain to me how can I connect this pressure mat to an Arduino?

It looks like it's just a switch as far as Arduino is concerned. Connect one wire from mat to ground and connect other wire to an arduino digital pin that is configured as input and has the pullup resistor enabled 'pinMode(matPin,INPUT_PULLUP)'. 'DigitalRead(matPin)' will return HIGH when mat is clear and LOW when someone stands on it.

What are you saying is that I Can't check if the person is on the beginning or at the end , right?
I can check only if there is someone on the mat :confused:

max246:
What are you saying is that I Can't check if the person is on the beginning or at the end , right?
I can check only if there is someone on the mat :confused:

Your going to have to ask Maplin if it has more than 2x wires and you can detect zones within the pressure mat as there less than helpful description

Four conatct mat that is activated when stepped upon

is little help. I can only assume it means 4x contacts but no mention of what they are.

Ok someone did it: The Pressure-Sensor Pads and Synchronising Everything with MaxMSP. | Al Hodgson AUCB BA DMP

connect one wire to ground and the other one to an analog input