I’m a Jack of all trades sort of guy but have basically zero electrical knowledge..
That being said.. I want to use a live.. real plant...to turn on and off a light. I tried a touch switch replacement but it didn’t meet expectations... touching the soil or the stems would trigger the switch but the actual leaves didn’t work..
Would anyone know of a way to strengthen the signal so it reaches down the leaves? Or of another way to make it happen? Perhaps messing with a proximity sensor?
I have such a lamp...one that I fixed recently, it’s 40 years old and works great.. I replaced the ground lead and the copper foil that it ran to... underneath the soil .. I looked at the electronics and they were pretty old-school… I was hoping not to have to re-create that but rather use something new and groovy.. my 1 year old granddaughter plays with it all the time so I want to make her one for Christmas.. Ideas? Thanks Eric