Turn Off & Tune In – Meditation Rug

My final project as the title implies is a meditation rug. I plan to make it look like moss or fungi to symbolize reconnecting with nature. I am going to make the rug with conductive wire that is lined to a capacitive touch sensor so that when the sensor is activated, it shuts off all the electronics in the room.

Here’s an initial circuit diagram I found to test out my concept:

For my video I plan to have someone walk in from work to a noisy house filled with electronics going and absolutely no natural light coming in. Then when they sit down everything shuts off and the blinds open and light floods onto the subject as they reconnect to the present moment.

Instructions Draft and Profile: