With some simple wiring to the Raspberry Pi and a few lines of Python, you've got a fun and easy way to control your projects and games. For example at the end of this guide we'll show you how to control Minecraft: Pi Edition using a apples.
There are three breakout boards that this guide will show you how to use with your Raspberry Pi.
MomentaryThe momentary capacitive touch sensor will be active as long as something is touching it. The LED shows whether a touch has been detected.
The board has a large touch-pad. The small copper hole near the touch-pad can be used to connect the board to capacitive items such as a drawing made with pencil graphite.
ToggleThe toggle capacitive touch sensor will activate when you press it and deactivate when you press it a second time. The LED will light up to indicate whether your touch has been detected.
Like the momentary sensor, this sensor has a large touch-pad. The small copper hole near the touch-pad allows you to use a wire to connect your board to everyday objects, like a spoon, which can then be used as an input.