Touch Sensor

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parkview
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Touch Sensor

Post by parkview » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:30 pm

I use the Thai Futurlec website for a few products. I stumbled across this cheap touch sensor and purchased a few in my last order: http://www.futurlec.com/Touch_Pad.shtml It will take 5V or 3.3V, so it will easily interface with a RPi or Arduino.

A red LED turns on when it sensors a touch, so giving a handy visual indication. It's small and comes with vertical connector socket that sits 17mm off the back. Mind you, it wouldn't be too difficult to de-solder it and replace it with a different connector.

I think this will be a handy sensor in a few projects.

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Re: Touch Sensor

Post by parkview » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:38 pm

some photos:

1) comparison against a RPi 2 B:

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2) a dirty close up. Interestingly it's triggered when it's pressed up against glass:

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