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Old Dec 05, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Standalone capacitive switch

Hello DIYers

Does anyone need a capacitive switch for a project?
Here is one I built, It can be configured on the fly to be a momentary/toggle switch.
Here is the operation video:
Capacitive proximity Switch PCB sensor module (2 min 39 sec)

If you're interested, It's on sale through ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110986121998...84.m1555.l2649

Thanks
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Any feedback? I would like to hear your comments/tips/ideas about this switch?

The switch will activate with a wood overlay as thick as 12mm, and there is possiblity of attaching an external sensor.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Pretty cool!

A lot of PICs now have capacitive switch capability built in. I've just never thought up a good use for it.

If you set it up to detect motion/gestures it might be useful for some sort of control project.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Microchip has a 3D gesture technology out there now. It makes the touch screen look like 1960's technology.

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Pretty cool!

A lot of PICs now have capacitive switch capability built in. I've just never thought up a good use for it.

If you set it up to detect motion/gestures it might be useful for some sort of control project.
Hi Jake,

Thanks for the comment. Yes, this board has a provision to do motion dection/sensing with an external sensor. I can provide that sensor wired to the board or you could do it yourself (See attachement)
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Microchip has a 3D gesture technology out there now. It makes the touch screen look like 1960's technology.

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Andy, thanks for the pointer. I will look into this in my next project.
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