Othermill-Engraved Circuit Board Powering Projects at Moogfest @othermachine @moogfest
If you’re attending Moogfest from May 19-22 in Durham, North Carolina, be sure to swing by that city’s downtown CCB Plaza to check out the interactive project RTP Convergence by the Brooklyn-based Floating Point Collective. The project is powered by this Othermill-engraved circuit board and includes among other devices multiple 12-Key Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakouts by Adafruit – so yes, there will be lots of interaction going on at this installation!
Adafruit 12-Key Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout – MPR121: The MPR121 has support for only I2C, which can be implemented with nearly any microcontroller. You can select one of 4 addresses with the ADDR pin, for a total of 48 capacitive touch pads on one I2C 2-wire bus. Using this chip is a lot easier than doing the capacitive sensing with analog inputs: it handles all the filtering for you and can be configured for more/less sensitivity. Read more.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.