resistive fabric + buzzer


I posted this i projects, but didn't gat a reply, so i thought i might have more luck here.


I'm new and haven't got an arduino (yet). Please don't shoot if i'm in the wrong forum.

I'm trying to get a buzzer/vibrator (no not what you think) go off once a piece of resistive fabric is either stretched beyond a certain point, either goes slack. The idea is also that i should be able to only make it work at certain times e.g. during 15 min every hour or so.

I would also like to be able to configure these parameters: at what measured resistance/beyond what stretch or slack should the buzzer go off and what is the time interval it should work.

Is arduino (lilypad?) a good solution?

Could anyone give me a nudge in the right direction to start this project? Materials needed, input, output... any help is more than welcome!


Oh, i'm on Mac, don't know if that's of any importance for arduino.