The art of capacitive touch sensing

November 28, 2011 | Arduino, electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

I didn’t get a lot of electronics hacking done, but I found myself again playing with capacitive sensing. I found this interesting article on the EE Times website:

The art of capacitive touch sensing

It also pointed me at the following pretty cool Youtube! vid by the folks at Nerdkits:

My experimentation thus far has been mostly confined to using the CapSense library for the Arduino. This library is pretty simple to use, but it has a number of quirks that make it somewhat cumbersome for the uses that I had for it. I’m currently working on a “better” (for my purposes) version. Stay tuned.


Comment from Lee
Time 11/27/2013 at 5:32 pm

Cool. Good info. This reminded me of my own touch sense problem. The wife has a touch sense night stand lamp. When my Lowfer beacon JAM is on the air it goes crazy. Turning off and on and running thru it’s 3 brightness settings. Sorry Dear. I tried making it less sensitive but that only disabled it.