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Building a Capacitive Proximity Sensor using Electric Paint

Learn how to make a simple capacitance sensor using a pad of Electric Paint, an Arduino and a resistor.

IntermediateFull instructions provided1 hour160
Building a Capacitive Proximity Sensor using Electric Paint

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Electric Paint 50ml
Bare Conductive Electric Paint 50ml
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1
Alligator Clips
×1
Jumper Wires
×1
20M ohm resistor
×1
100K ohm resistor
×1
USB-A to Micro-USB cable
×1
Arduino Leonardo
×1
Electric Paint 10ml
Bare Conductive Electric Paint 10ml
×1
Electric Paint 1L
Bare Conductive Electric Paint 1L
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Paper Clip
Paper
Paint brush

Story

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Credits

Bare Conductive

Bare Conductive

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Bare Conductive produces printed electronics products that enable individuals and companies to integrate electronics into the environment.

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