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Introduction

We will use the touch sensor to turn on a light.

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Connect the Touch Sensor to 5V.
  • Connect the Touch Sensor to 5V.

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Connect the Touch Sensor to Digital Pin 10.
  • Connect the Touch Sensor to Digital Pin 10.

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Connect the Touch Sensor to Ground.
  • Connect the Touch Sensor to Ground.

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Insert LED into Breadboard with the Cathode (short leg) on the left hand side.
  • Insert LED into Breadboard with the Cathode (short leg) on the left hand side.

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Insert 220 Ohm Resistor into the Breadboard.
  • Insert 220 Ohm Resistor into the Breadboard.

  • Ensure that it is inline with the LED's anode (longer leg).

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Connect the Cathode of the LED to Ground.
  • Connect the Cathode of the LED to Ground.

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Connect 220 Ohm Resistor to Digital Pin 13.
  • Connect 220 Ohm Resistor to Digital Pin 13.

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  • Upload this code to your Arduino._

  • When you touch the blue area on the sensor the LED on Pin 13 should turn on. Also a red light switches on the sensor.

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Conclusion

After today you should be able to hook up your touch sensor and take readings from the digital pin.

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