View Full Version : [Project] modification of floor mat switches

02-19-2009, 12:53 PM

I am currently trying to use the 14" x 30" floor mat switches as sensors in my project. I'm using them to detect whether someone has stepped on them or not. I'm using one of the Phidgets InterfaceKits to detect input from the mats and connecting the mats to the Phidgets with sensor cables.
Problem is I need to cut the mats into much smaller sizes. I know you can cut the strips by length but they're apparently not designed to cut by width. So, I'm trying to figure out how
to cut the width of the mats. For example I would like to cut one of the mats to
8" x 8" and still get it to sense that someone has stepped on it.
Any suggestions or ideas?