I tried pulling apart the FSR wires a little more, but it was difficult. Then I attached the FSRs for good to the ball. If I need to change their placement I can, but I would have to use my double sided tape to re-attach them. I ordered more sugru in order to lift the stand up a bit. Now I really need to fix the maxpatch in order for the lists to not be split up in half.
If you are looking for a summary for my Masters thesis, it is here.