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#28 · Capacitive touch sensor


You can use a touch sensor for the same purpose as a tactile switch. The big difference between these is the touch sensor not having any moving parts.

Another difference is the touch sensor being able to sense touch through thin non-conductive materials like paper of plastic.

#28 · Capacitive touch sensor schakelschema

Tutorial goals

  • Reading touch sensor
  • Implementing debounce

Components needed

  • 1× Arduino
  • 3× Jumper wire (male-female)
  • 1× Touch sensor

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