Six-button capacitive touch pad

Craft & Design Technology
Six-button capacitive touch pad

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


Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

View more articles by Gareth Branwyn


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).