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Questions about capacitive sensor approach
i am new in the community and currently working on building a demonstrator for our conductive film. I have some problems which i can't figure out myself. Hope someone can give me some advice.
I plan to separate the conductive film into 10 isolated sliders. When we touch any of the slider, there will be visual indication of touched slider with LCD and LEDs, meanwhile, there will be sound effect too.
I ordered the CY8CKIT-050B Kit, which contains CapSense CSD component with two Bottons and five Linear Sliders.
Normally if we use the sensor buttons or sliders on the kit, we need to add a CapSense_CSD component to the hardware design schematic file (TopDesign.cysch). After that we can configure the sliders or buttons and assign the slider segments to corresponding IO Pins.
In my opinion, there are two approaches:
1) I connect my conductive sliders to the sensor button and sliders on the kit with wires. But the problem is: there are only 2 buttons and 5 sliders, which are not enough for 10 conductive strips.
2) I connect my conductive sliders directly to the GPIOs and use them as external sensor compenents. But will that work? How can i realize it in my Topdesign schematic? Can I also somehoe use CapSense_CSD?
Thanks for your help!