Looking for a great way to detect when someone touches thread, or if 4 people touch thread etc.

I'm not looking for a hand count, but I'm going to try to translate it into MIDI for use in a project.

Am I looking for a form of capacitive sensor?

  • what kind of thread?
    – jsotola
    Commented Jun 28, 2019 at 23:28
  • something like this: ebay.co.uk/itm/… Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 8:03
  • No, unless you use wire. Or, maybe, conductive thread. Mentioning MIDI implies you want to make music. Indicate if this is so - as I'm thinking there are much more reliable alternative that you could use.
    – st2000
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 20:43
  • The Arduino Lilypad boards might be the right place to start learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sewing-with-conductive-thread Commented Jun 30, 2019 at 16:14
  • I have conductive thread, but it might be a case of finding a nicer looking thread with conductivity, this thread is very thin, not appealing to touch at all Commented Jun 30, 2019 at 16:21


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