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Sensors Workshop

Introduction to working with sensors.


How to hack a 10 euro PC gamepad for use as a controller for music.

Low Profile Switch

A low profile switch made from everyday materials at next-to-no cost.

Pressure Sensor

A force/pressure sensor made using conductive foam, normally used as packing material for electronic components.

Force Sensor

A low profile force/pressure sensor made using velostat, normally used in the black bags in which sensitive electronic components are stored.

Bend Sensor

A bend sensor made using semiconductive velostat.

Ribbon Controller

A ribbon controller made using a dark pencil, copper tape and a guitar string.

PIR Sensor

How to use a PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor), used in burglar alarm systems, as a trigger.

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