2021-04-30 (F) Weekly Summary

I had some trouble with wiggly finger rods, especially when the fastening bolt was loose, so I added a peg to the platform and a slot to the finger rod.
Guided finger rods

I wired up the latest model but managed to break one of the microcontroller pads. A broken input shouldn't be a big problem in the testing phase, and I can always replace the Arduino. I tried a different arrangement with the semi-conductive Velostat plastic, but it didn't pan out.
V0.03 built up

I began tracking the highest and lowest value for each finger. I couldn't just write a few down and code the records because I intentionally have different resistor sizes, resulting in various performances. I wanted code that could accommodate that.
Recognizing low and high values

I moved away from looking at raw input values and wrote the code to consider the upper and lower limits it was recording and basing the current reading on those measurements. In the end, I could print the values as a percentage, which was intuitive.
Printing percentages

The code was advanced enough that I could differentiate between a light touch and a firm press. I added code that would print a single message when it saw a tap, then a new one if it progressed. Before, I was sending a stream of values.
Recognizing different pressures

One of my inputs refused to behave and showed numerous inputs when I only intended a single. I added code required levels to drop below a certain point before it could issue a new command. My erratic behavior became a little sluggish, which was an acceptable trade-off.
Resetting finger input

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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