Capacitive touch pad

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by R!f@@, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. R!f@@

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    Which is better, capacitive or resistive.

    I am asking this cause I like to make on of them for a project.
    I know the difference in them.

    Only draw back I seem to find is in the capacitive one. If your fingers are wet, the touch does not seem to respond. Am I right on this ?

    As for resistive, unless the area isn't smaller than your fingers, it has no issues, and is a better option. Am I right here too ?

    My more important question is, how do you make a capacitive touch pad?

    Second, are the capacitive type more sensitive to ignition noise ?

    thirdly, can either be made by DIY kits ?
     
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  5. retched

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    The little 6pin 10f204 has a capacitive touch pin ready to go. So if you want to start playing around with capacitive touch, that is a cheap/easy way to start.
     
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  7. R!f@@

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    wow!! :)

    Asking around really helps!

    Merry Days folks.
     
  8. thatoneguy

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    Smart Phones (Droid, iPhone, etc) are capacitive touch screens. Resistive screens (Old iPod Touch) worked with gloves on, but weren't as pin-point accurate, and some other issues I've forgotten.
     
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