How to Make a Simple Touch Sensor, Tutorial and Circuit

How to make a simple capacitive toggling touch sensor using an AT42QT1012.

This video shows you how to make a simple yet effective capacitive touch sensor. These sensors are easy to make and are affordable (under for all the components and IC). Some of the uses for a touch sensor such as the one shown here can be an on/off switch, user input switch to a circuit, and multiple sensors can even be used to make an instrument.
The uses for a touch sensor are vast, and this video will show you everything you need to get started with making and using touch sensors!

Data sheet:
http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-9543-AT42-QTouch-BSW-AT42QT1012_Datasheet.pdf

IC:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/AT42QT1012-TSHR/AT42QT1012-TSHRCT-ND/2268875

An easy to use adapter board:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/717


Also read:

Regarding Touch Screen Monitor



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