I'm completely new to Arduino or even micro-controllers, I'm not even good in physics.
First of all, I'll explain what I am trying to build:
I have an Arduino Nano, for a university project (computer science) I'm trying to make an alternative controller(HID). This controller will be a simple glove, which contains conductive yarn from the Arduino to each finger. If two fingers connect their conductive yarn, I know which fingers are connected and I map this to an input for the computer, which I connected to the Arduino.
For example, if the thumb touches the index finger, it means an
X on the computer.
To get the code done is not the problem I guess.
Since I'm completely new, I have some pretty basic questions:
1) Can I use the circuit diagram I created or won't it work? Imagine the switches are my hand, which works like a switch.
2) Does my circuit need a connection to 5V and ground, or can one of the pins be a GROUND / 5V?
3) To know if a switch is active, do I have to watch for changes on the pin? For example, the pin is LOW, is it HIGH after the circuit is "closed"?
If you guys can provide me further information for my project or nice tutorials to get in touch with micro-controllers, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you in advance!