Capacitive touch sensor - without library?

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Captain E

Joined Jun 16, 2015
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(Moved here from electronics group, sorry about that, mods)
Hi!
Is there any way of making a simple capasitive sensor for a finger touch without using a library like CapSense?
I have found a lot of tutorials on these sensors but all of them is with help from a library. Of cource I can use a library, but I like to understand what is happening, so I want to do the "library" code myself, if that's a good idea.

Thanks!
 

djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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I have a couple of questions. What microprocessor is this for (assuming it's an Arduino) ? And why don't /can't you use the library?

You could start with the library and modify it for your own purposes.
 

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Captain E

Joined Jun 16, 2015
81
I have a couple of questions. What microprocessor is this for (assuming it's an Arduino) ? And why don't /can't you use the library?

You could start with the library and modify it for your own purposes.
Hi and thanks for helping! :D I just like doing things myself and not give a bunch of credit for libraries as I said.
What is most important I think, is how hard/time consuming it would be to write a library like that by myself? (do you think?)
If it's peace a cake, then I like to do it myself and learn what is happening and be able to modify it. If not, I'll go with the library :3
 
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