9th March, 2021

Arachne on Sensory Live!

Sensory Arachne is an accessible early learning sensory resource, simple to use. The digital, colorful spiders spin there way around the screen, following your touch or pointer.

Click the app icon or this install link, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab.

Clicking or tapping the app launch screen will load app and fill the screen or window.


If the app fills the window, maximise the window to full screen using your browser menu or settings, and the app will run as full screen.

Press ESC key, click/tap the X button to remove the app from full screen, and it will continue to run in its tab or window. Close the tab or window if you are finished.

User Guide

Arachne could be a useful resource for therapists or special education teachers when working with their students. Arachne could also be a fun activity in a Sensory room as a touch responsive cause and effect app.There are a range of colorful digital spiders and web effects that will either follow your touch or pointer, or run away from your touch.

As well as being used with touch or a mouse, Arachne can be used with the Microsoft Adaptive Controller or XBox controller and well as other pointer devices. Arachne can also be controlled by an external keyboard.  The XBox thumb controller/joystick  and D-Pad will move a virtual pointer around. Here are the basic controls;

  • Button 1, Space bar, Keyboard 1, XBox A resets the position of the digital spider(s)
  • Button 2, Keyboard 2, XBox B changes the number of digital spiders on screen
  • Button 3, Enter Key, Keyboard 3, XBox X switches between following the touch or running away. Once the spiders run to the edge of the screen tap button 1 to reset them
  • Button 4, Keyboard 4, XBox Y changes the colors of the digital spiders
  • Keyboard 5, XBox View Button turns off/on the buttons.Buttons Left and Right change the style and speed of the effects.

Read more about the Bluetooth switch access and the Microsoft Adaptive Controller here.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have any technical or licensing queries.

Install Sensory Web Apps on your Computer or Tablet.

Make sure your Windows PC, Chromebook or Apple Mac has a recent version Google Chrome Browser, new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser or Safari installed.

Click the app icon or this install link, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab

Look for the “Install” button (+ or ↓) that appears in the browser address bar. Press this install button and the installer pop-up will appear. You will find an app icon added to your desktop or programs list/folder. Clicking this app icon will launch the app full screen on your device.


Click here for installation videos and how to add the Sensory Web Apps to Android or iOS devices.

You can also download the Sensory Apps on all main app stores, and the download links are contained here also;

App Store Downloads links for Arachne

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