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I was interested in the "wireless" pins technology used on this here: roli blocks(music)

Would be much appreciated if you could guide me towards some modules/components or the name of such tech. Or something similar for future projects.

Also, it would be helful with some tips as to finding components in the future when I don't know the names of them.

Thanks.

EDIT 1: Component website

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  • \$\begingroup\$ is there a website for that device? \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Apr 13 '18 at 20:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ found it ... next-startup.com/the-building-blocks-of-electronic-music \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Apr 13 '18 at 20:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ roli.com/products/blocks \$\endgroup\$ – user2453885 Apr 13 '18 at 20:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Huh? Without explaining what this thing does or even what purpose it has, this is a non-question. I might be willing to follow a link for more details, but the basic information needs to be here in the question. \$\endgroup\$ – Olin Lathrop Apr 13 '18 at 20:52
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I haven't used these, but I believe the units are held together with magnets and little spring-loaded contacts touch when the units are brought together, allowing those contacts to transmit data.

It's not a standard. It's just a clever mechanical way of wiring things together.

See Apple MagSafe and Snap Jacks cable. It's all proprietary connectors, but the magnets are separate from the data/signal/power transmission.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think that the explanation of @schadjo is correct. Looking at the picture the pogo pins came to my mind. \$\endgroup\$ – Kitana Apr 13 '18 at 20:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the help guys. You're surely more helpful than the "pros/veterans". \$\endgroup\$ – user2453885 Apr 14 '18 at 10:56

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