Craft & Design Technology
Six-button capacitive touch pad

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JustDIY has project for creating a six-button touch pad using the Quantum QProx QT160 QTouch chip. The build looks fairly straightforward, with the QTouch chip doing most of the heavy lifting. Gordon says you have to use mylar caps, as ceramics can’t cut it. He promises more details later.

Capacitive touch sensing – Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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