Search

Cables & Connectors

Electronics Components

Motors & Controllers

On Sale items!

Get Professional Support

BBC Micro:bit

Robotics

On sale items!

Announcement


Check out our latest news to find out more about events, opportunities and partnerships.

Esmes' Electronics


Esmes' Electronics is a simple introduction to using the micro:bit written by a year 5 student.

Troys' tutorials


Learn with Troy by asking for support and, he will post a tutorial here to benefit all of our visitors. Free advice!

Feature teacher


Be inspired by some of our favorite teachers using our products.

Get professional support


Contact us now to request your own tutorial or learning resource.

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

SparkFun Capacitive Touch Breakout - AT42QT1010

5 items left

If you need to add user input without using a button, then a capacitive touch interface might be the answer. The AT42QT1010 SparkFun Capacitive Touch Breakout offers a single, momentary capacitive touch button with easy-to-use digital I/O pins.

The AT42QT1010 is a dedicated, single-button capacitive sense chip. The chip handles monitoring a conductive area for touch. As long as a touch (e.g., from a finger) is detected, the AT42QT1010 keeps the output line high. Otherwise, the line is kept low. You just need to provide a power source (1.8V--5V) and ground for the AT42QT1010 to work. Additionally, a PAD pin is available if you would like to create your own external electrode.

Unlike its sibling, the AT42QT1010 *does* have an internal time-out of about 60 seconds, meaning that if you hold your finger to the breakout’s pad for any length of time after that, the board will turn itself off. The difference between the AT42QT1010 and the AT42QT1011 is small but may be a game changer depending on your project’s uses.

->

Search