Makers and hobbyists that are looking for a capacitive touch sensor for a project, might be interested in a new touch sensor board called the EasyTouch.
The EasyTouch capacitive touch sensor can be used with either the Arduino platform or the Raspberry Pi mini PC using the EasyPlug breakout board if required. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the EasyTouch project and see it in action.
The EasyTouch project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $5,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
“Touch sensing just got easy. EasyTouch is an analog capacitive sensor that enables you to quickly add touch sensing to your projects. Connect a single wire to any conductive material and you can quickly detect when a person touches it.
Until now, capacitive sensing has been difficult and complicated to use. EasyTouch changes all that. The onboard circuitry and signal processing does all the hard work, converting the small capacitive signal into a simple easy-to-use voltage, and automatically recalibrates on the fly. With EasyTouch, you can focus on what you do best–making amazing projects!
Connect EasyTouch to any conductor and you’ve got a touch sensor. It is that simple. EasyTouch can detect metal objects like tin foil, screws, coins, and keys but can also detect mildly conductive materials like apples, pencil drawings, water, or even some fabrics! You don’t need to come into direct contact with your sensor! The conductor can be painted, covered, placed behind cloth or paper, and it will still work.”
So if you think EasyTouch is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now via the link below, to make a pledge and help EasyTouch become a reality.
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