[sdiy] touch-sensitive switches - how?

Benjamin Tremblay btremblay at me.com
Tue Apr 27 22:16:58 CEST 2021

Touch switches are easy to implement but can malfunction. I think Simonton used the same kind of CMOS touch switch you would see in a radio shack book. They usually rely upon AC hum to activate, so might not work well in a Faraday’s cage.
I had the old Oberheim OB-1 with touch switches. It worked very well. 
These days you only see them in things like lamps.

Personally I prefer a switch that moves when you press it. 

Benjamin Tremblay
btremblay at me.com
330 Fiske Street
Carlisle, MA 01741

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