Hello all, my first post here, arrived by means of searching for a solution and finding the stribe instrument. Have looked at the forums and FAQs but didnt see this mentioned anywhere, so registered to ask; will greatly appreciate any advice! I want to interface the Arduino+touchstrip for use in a HTPC, as a means of hard button control without needing to switch on the big screen. These "hard" buttons would be used to control winamp etc. Here are my questions: Can I use one touchstrip as a multibutton setup? ie touching different areas of the strip would be interpreted as discreete commands. eg if you imagine a touchstrip, toucing the first centimeter would act as the "play" button, the 2nd cm as pause etc? 2nd assuming no1 is possible,can I have buttons (eg the first 10cms of strip) and the rest be used as slider for volume control? 3rd what hardware (apart from the Adruino and the strip of course) I would need? Would it be easy to put everythign together? 4th How hard would the programming be? has someone done this already? How would I translate the output of Adruino to key storkes etc which which winamp would understand? Also to control the volume settings?
Below is a diagram of the kind of thing Im trying to achieve: the whole length of the strip is divided into different zones which would perform different assignable functions.
*|play | pause| next | |volume slider * |
Many thanks in advance and look forward to your replies!