Pi Cap - Touch Sensors for Raspberry Pi
The Pi Cap adds precise capacitive touch and distance sensing to your Raspberry Pi.
Create sensors by connecting anything conductive to one of the Pi Cap’s 12 electrodes to control audio, video or connect to the internet. Make a MIDI piano, an interactive wall, a proximity sensor — you decide. The Raspbian package contains code examples for C++, Python and Node.js.
- Capacitive touch and distance sensing
- High-quality audio output
- Tutorials to help you get started
- User-programmable RGB LED
- Multi-function button
- Prototyping area with GPIO breakout
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ and B+, Pi 2 Model B, Pi 3 Model B and B+, Pi Zero and Zero W
- Powerful C++, Python and Node.js libraries and examples
Getting started with the Pi Cap
Setting up your Pi Cap as straightforward as possible, whether you’re using a Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 1 A+/B+, Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 our easy-to-follow instructions should help you get started.
If you’re wondering what the Pi Cap can do or what model Raspberry Pi you should use, we’ve created a series of resources which should answer your questions. If you want to know what the pins on the PCB are for, or whether you should use a Touch Board or Pi Cap in your project. Make sure to check out our Pi Cap guides.
Pi Cap Projects
The Pi Cap can be used for capacitive touch or distance sensing. 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.