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#1 Matt the Mead Maker

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:01 AM

Howdy there, folks. I'm looking at building something like an electronic flute type instrument using the Raspberry PI as the brains. I need small (~5mm diameter) sensors that can detect human touch. I'll need to wire up 8 of them in total. Does anyone have any idea what kind of sensors I could use?

 

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#2 BlackBeerd

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:48 AM

https://www.mcmaster...2025k93/=wcm7bs
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:52 AM

https://www.mcmaster...2792k11/=wcm869
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#4 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:02 AM

Not entirely sure why you need a switch at all.  Why can't you use a simple coil of wire or metal spot and let your fingers create the path for current?



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

Not entirely sure why you need a switch at all. Why can't you use a simple coil of wire or metal spot and let your fingers create the path for current?

A flat metal surface like that would be ideal. Not sure what words to use for refining my searches. Thanks BlackBeerd for the links. I'll pike around that site.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

Yea, they are a bit pricey for what your doing, but they might aid you in a google search.
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#7 93 Percent Peaceful JKor

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:48 PM

httpss://learn.adafruit.com/metal-inlay-capacitive-touch-buttons

 

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#8 Matt the Mead Maker

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

 

Very cool. Thanks!


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

no problem.  those capacitive sensor boards are pretty neat.  I'll have to find a use for one someday.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:57 PM

Very cool. Thanks!

Have done business with them - good people from what I can tell.Please provide updates on this as it progresses
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