Recommended Capacitive Touch

The capacitive touch pads on the Crickit have large holes so its easy to connect alligator/croc clips. That's how we recommend you attach to them. The "small" size clips work best:

Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)

PRODUCT ID: 1008
Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors....
$3.95
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Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle - 6 Pieces

PRODUCT ID: 3448
When working with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these handy cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long, cumbersome strands of alligator clips. These...
$3.95
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You can also use copper foil tape. Note that if you get foil with conductive adhesive, you can tape the foil right onto the Crickit pads. Otherwise you'll need to use alligator clips to grab onto the copper.

Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive - 6mm x 15 meter roll

PRODUCT ID: 1128
Copper tape can be an interesting addition to your toolbox. The tape itself is made of thin pure copper so its extremely flexible and can take on nearly any shape. You can easily...
$5.95
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Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive - 25mm x 15 meter roll

PRODUCT ID: 1127
Copper tape can be an interesting addition to your toolbox. The tape itself is made of thin pure copper so its extremely flexible and can take on nearly any shape. You can easily...
$19.95
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You can use other conductive materials like paints! Either drip the paint into the pad itself and let it harden, or use alligator clips to connect from one pad to a paper with conductive paint on it.

Bare Conductive Paint Pen - 10mL

PRODUCT ID: 1306
Bare Conductive Paint is a multipurpose electrically conductive material perfect for all of your DIY projects! Bare Paint is water based, nontoxic and dries at room temperature.
$12.50
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Bare Conductive Paint - 50mL

PRODUCT ID: 1305
Bare Conductive Paint is a multipurpose electrically conductive material perfect for all of your DIY projects! Bare Paint is water based, nontoxic and dries at room temperature.
$34.95
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Remember: If you absolutely need more capacitive touch pins, Signal #1, #2, #3, #4 are four more capacitive touch inputs.

This guide was first published on May 16, 2018. It was last updated on May 16, 2018. This page (Recommended Capacitive Touch) was last updated on Oct 10, 2019.