kidsbits blocks coding capacitive touch sensor is fully compatible with kidsbits control board and Lego building blocks.
You can easily connect it to kidsbits control board for communication using an RJ11 cable without worrying about wrong wiring and damage.
You can find touch sensors mostly on electronic device. Instead of buttons, upgrade your projects with our new touch sensor and make it cool!
This kidsbits sensor provides a one-touch style switch on your creative projects.
It uses the most popular capacitive sensing technology which is the same as your smart phone.
It features low power consumption and wide operating voltage.
When power on, the sensor needs a stabilization time of about 0.5sec. During this time period, do not touch the key. At this time, all functions are disabled, and the self-calibration is always performed. When the key is not touched, the calibration period is about 4.0sec.
The sensor can be used in waterproof appliances, button replacement, and so on.
2. Technical Parameters
- Interface: EASY plug
- Operating voltage: DC 5V
- Output signal: digital signal
- Stabilization time: 0.5 seconds
- Calibration cycle: 4 seconds
3. Hookup Guide
4. Import kidsbits Library
Begin with the Mixly blocks coding, you should first import the corresponding kidsbits library for those sensor modules.
Connect the control board to your computer using a USB cable.
Then open the Mixly blocks software 0.998, set the board to UNO R3, select your correct COM port. On the upper right corner you can switch the language.
After that, click Import, import the keyes-kidsbits library. Shown below.
If import custom library successfully, you should see the sensor module library.
Click on the digital read block of keyes_kidsbits, you can directly drag out the corresponding module to use.
5. Test Code
Open or directly drag the Mixly code of touch sensor to the Mixly window.
Check the C language code:
6. Test Result
Hook it up and upload the code success, touch the sensor with your finger, D13 indicator of control board lights up. If not touch the sensor, D13 green led is turned off.