5 Ways You Can Use Your Pi Cap

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The Pi Cap adds precise capacitive touch, proximity sensing and high-quality audio to your Raspberry Pi. Connect your Pi project to the physical world. Create sensors by connecting Electric Paint or anything conductive to one of the Pi Cap’s 12 electrodes to control audio, video or connect to the internet.

Here are 5 ways you can use your Pi Cap.

Sensors for your Pi

The Pi Cap can be used to create capacitive touch or distance sensors. Whether you want to keep it plugged into a screen or make it a self-standing wearable, there are loads of opportunities with this tiny and powerful add-on. Our Raspbian package contains code examples for C++, Python and Node.js.

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The Pi Cap is compatible with the Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 1 A+/B+, Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3. It works with any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector. Our easy-to- follow instructions should help you get started.

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The Pi Cap can be used as a polyphonic interface. Use our MIDI code example and build your own musical instrument or interface. You can paint a paper piano using Electric Paint, or manipulate any other MIDI signal.


Design Custom Sensors

Use the Pi Cap alongside Electric Paint to make custom game controllers or to design your own HID interface. The Pi Cap’s sensors are highly robust, so your custom graphic will be reliable and fast.


Make a wearable

The Pi Cap’s small footprint means you can use it alongside your Pi Zero to make a very small device. Create a wearable, and take advantage of its prototyping area to add some custom features.



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