Capong & Finger Twister | Gesture Control using the Pi Cap

We ran a workshop in late July to find out what people would do when equipped with our latest product, the Pi Cap. When Ross Atkin, Paul Tanner, and Tina Aspiala got their hands on the theirs, they set their sights on gaming. Rather than inventing something new, they decided to see how they could combine the Pi Cap’s powerful capacitive sensors with the Pi Zero to hack some classic games and give them a new twist.

The Pi Cap is Bare Conductive’s newest product. A Raspberry Pi add-on, it allows you to add precise capacitive touch, proximity sensing and high quality audio to your Raspberry Pi projects. It works with the Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Zero and later (any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector). With the sensing precision of the Touch Board, and the computing power of the Raspberry Pi, the Pi Cap has is a great tool for transforming physical inputs to digital outputs.

Ross, Paul, and Tina, immediately realised the potential in this amazing combination, and wasted no time in making two awesome projects. To everyone’s surprise it turns out there’s still ways to tweak old favourites such as Pong or Twister to make them even more fun.

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