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In this video, the fine folks at NerdKits show you how to use one of their kits and some aluminum foil to create a capacitive touch sensor that lights up LEDs when a hand is placed inside of a jack-o-lantern candy bucket.


Capacitive Touch Sensor: Learn Electronics with a Spooky Halloween Project

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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