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I couldn't find any references to this query, but I'm new to this area and my knowledge of the terminology is limited so forgive me if it's obvious.

Does anyone know if simple on/off switches be used with an ipac? I need to use pressure sensitive security mats as controller buttons for a game I'm making. The mats are apparently made of two conductive plates that connect and complete a circuit when stepped on.

The game's going to be installed in a public museum so I thought it would be safer and easier to go with an ipac rather than do a keyboard hack with my dodgy soldering.

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I don't see why not. Pushbuttons are on/off as well. Seems to be the same principle.


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Yeah, it should work fine. Buttons and joysticks are all just switches too.

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I need to use pressure sensitive security mats as controller buttons for a game I'm making. The mats are apparently made of two conductive plates that connect and complete a circuit when stepped on.
Sounds like the vinyl Dance Dance Revolution mats.

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Do you lurk here all the time? (smf) smile

just wandering since you crop up every now and again!

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Thanks all,

I just got a reply from Andy from Ipac who said:

"Yes, you can use any kind of switch. One thing to bear in mind though is that there might be a static build-up problem. This happens with dance mats. You might need to connect a 0.1 uF capacitor across each switch."

Hurrah!

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Do you lurk here all the time? (smf) smile

just wandering since you crop up every now and again!
The ZiNc board is hosted on the same server so I sometimes pop in on my way to poke you freaks.

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Can always trust Andy for help whenever you need it!


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