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Make an Interactive LED Touch Screen #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Practice makes perfect! Learn how to make your own interactive touch screen from tmckay1.jackson on Instructables:
Today we made an interactive LED touch screen controlled by the raspberry pi. This gadget uses a touch screen sensor which is meant to be added to computers to enable touch screen functionality. The touch screen uses a series of IR emitters and receivers to identify the location of the finger in relation to the screen and it transmits the location of the finger in coordinates to the Pi similar to a mouse would. We then use these coordinates to draw out patterns and shapes in the leds
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