Mechanical touch

I’m trying to get my Pi to detect what I call mechanical touch (I.e. NOT human), and I am going round in circles (using Python).
I have flotilla and explererhat in use, and a whole box of fancy bits, but I cannot figure out how to connect something to detect a touch.
I would welcome any ideas and suggestions.

I’m assuming you are trying to use the capacitive touch on Explorer? this will only work with certain types of objects - in fact I’d expect the majority of your ‘bits’ are unlikely going to register.

You would have more luck with a sensor capable of registering mechanical pressure, where the exact nature of the object you use has no great relevance.