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A display that incorporates a human interface device which records positional information of points of contact between the user and the display

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ungrounded conductive materials for touchscreen interaction

i am in search for materials with enough capacitance to control smartphone displays as good as the human hand. I found some good conductive Polymers but those need contact to the human body. My goal ...
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Raw data acquisition from a capacitive touch screen

I'm trying to integrate an existing PCAP touch screen into an experimental project I'm working on. For it to work the way I want, I need access to the raw data from the touch-screen nodes instead of ...
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Touch sensitive surface above leds

So I'm currently working on a box which should dim my lights based on a touch surface on top of the box. To indicate the light brightness I want to place a ws2812b ledstrip under a layer of white ...
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What is the basic difference between Inductive and capacitive touch screen?

I have seen Smartphones mentioning of two terms frequently; naming Inductive touch and Capacitive touch screen. What is their basic difference and what is the advantage of one over another?
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How to mix to video sources into a split screen (two inputs, one output)

I want to build a circuit for my car (It has two cameras, front and rear) that shows me the front and rear camera in the same screen (splitted), top half the video from the front camera and bottom ...
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Capacitive touch screen sensitivity question

I have a question about capacitive touch sensing. I have read a few related questions already (here, here and here) and I think I understand the basics. From my understanding, when a human uses a ...
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Cap touch measurement using digital pin?

I have previously used dedicated touch pins and connected them across an electrode and been able to easily detect touch. Usually in such a case one wire directly from the pad to the dedicated touch ...
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Is a capacitive touch screen safe to use?

I was reading about capacitive touch screens. I understood that your hand picks some current flowing on screen. That sounds alarming. Is it safe to use a capacitive touch screen, since it picks small ...
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How to run electricity through metal wire to (safely) act as a stylus?

I’m trying to make a robotic arm draw a lowercase ‘i’ on my iPhone’s drawing app without lifting the stylus. The robot arm bit is another story, my current focus is trying to make a stylus out of a ...
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LCD Gasket Causes Touchscreen Issues

Edit: Pretty much all conjectures in my question have been proved to be incorrect. I started fresh with a new approach. New question is here. Original question: I'm having an issue with a ...
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Accuracy issues with capacitive touch screen [duplicate]

Previous question I asked here. Posting a new question because my previous approach included many incorrect assumptions. I'm working on a product with a motor, a fan, and a LCD with capacitive ...
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Interfacing touch sensor with stm32f7

I'm having that touch sensor ST IC ST1633i. It's integrated into an LCD. I'm trying to interface with it, but don't know or understand the actual protocol. Here is the protocol So I'm trying to ...
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Build In Self Test LCD

I've recently been trying to get a custom LCD (ET101005DSAK0) connected to an Embedded System on Module however without any success. When debugging why the LCD is not working I wanted to make use of ...
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How do I make a micro-controller act as a finger on a touch screen?

I want to make a device that I can place on a capacitive touch screen and it will start tapping the screen repeatedly. Is there any way to do this with the Arduino?
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Mutual capacitance sensor behaviour

In a typical mutual capacitance touch sensor when finger approaches sensor it draws electrical field in effect decreasing the capacitance of the sensor (which is described here and here, for example). ...
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How are individual mutual capacitance signal read out from a touch screen?

If I understand this correctly, on a touch screen, you have a a grid based system where the rows and columns are either driving or receiving. When you touch the screen a mutual capacitance arises ...
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How do I trigger capacitive touch screen electronically (without hands)? [duplicate]

I would like to trigger a "touch" or "touches" to a smartphone screen electronically without actually touching the screen with my finger using a remote control somehow. The idea would be that every ...
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Hover Stylus for capacitive touchscreen [duplicate]

Capacitive touchscreens are designed to react to the capacitance of a human body. To my understanding the touchscreen is measuring local distortions of the electric field. Is there a way to influence ...
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How can I make a fine tipped object emit an electric field similar to that of a human finger?

I've asked this before, but knew less about the tech and didn't word the question properly. I know other people have asked similar questions and knew little, so let me be as specific as possible here: ...
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Is it possible to drive a capacitive touch screen work as a touch simulator? [duplicate]

I want to simulate a finger touch/move/etc. on capactive touch screen. Obviously using a robot arm and stylus pen is a solution, but it was expansive and the structure was too complex. It would be ...
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Capacitive touch screens and TPU

I'm sorry, I may be slightly out of topic. I'm just an occasionnal "handyman" and I did not found any helping ressource on the web. I'm willing to protect a touch screen and none of the usual offers ...
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STM32F0 Capacitive Touch Not Detecting

I am trying to implement a simple capacitive touch sensor using the STM32F0's TSC peripheral. I currently have the following setup. (PA1 and PA2 are switched in the schematic, accidentally) simulate ...
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Simulate capacitive touch

I am using an Arduino Uno and would like to simulate a capacitive tap with zero human contact on my iPhone 5 screen. What seems to work right now is putting a coin on the screen and connecting the ...
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Is it possible to connect a smartphone/tablet OLED screen directly as a PC monitor? [closed]

why? Why OLED? mainly because of best contrast by having no backlight annoying leakage. Why smartphone or tablet screen? because of size, resolution and price. usage requirements, previous tests, ...
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What shape do the electrodes of a touchscreen have?

I know that capacitive touchscreens need two layers of electrodes, but have not found much on the precise shape of those electrodes. Are they just plain straight ribbons, or are there more elaborate ...
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Touch detection on big LED screen

I have a big LED screen covered by plastic surface (removable). I want to change image on that screen when someone touches it. Could you give me advise how to do it or some sensor names for further ...
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Problem I2C reading RA8875 using TM4C123

I have been working with I2C protocol to create some code for the RA8875 (see for I2C from page 67) using a Tiva board (TM4C123, I2C chapter from page 997), and I was able to paint in the display or ...
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Connection For simulation touch using 1ch relay

http://gameautomators.com/book/Electronics/4-simulation.html Hi here is a reference to make a touch simulation with rpi and 1ch relay I can't understand how to connect gpios with relay. There are ...
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How can I make a capacitive touch panel that can sense position?

I'm trying to make a fairly large touch panel (no display). Or if that's any easier: a set of touch ribbons. The Wikipedia page on capacitive sensing and other online resources seem to pretty much ...
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Real world objects touching reading the same capacitance?

In my project, I am developing a capacitive sensor based system which attempts to identify if two real world objects(*) get in contact with each other. I have done my homework (some) on Capacitive ...
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Connector identification (multipin connector for automotive touchscreen)

This connector is from a device connected to the touch screen in the car. This device is chinese, so I'm having trouble locating information about any part number or name. The connector has 4 wires ...
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HDMI to LVDS converter [closed]

I am a software developer and now working on a touch screen based project of which I have no or little knowledge. Attached is the schematic of the circuit we obtained from chalkboard electronics. It ...
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How to drive a 3” TFT

I want to display 2 or 3 images in a loop (every 5 seconds or so) on a 3 inch TFT. The TFT can be found here, Resolution 240x400 Screen 3 Inch Tft Lcd with MCU Interface It uses an MCU interface, I ...
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How do I control a resistive touchscreen?

The gist of my problem is that I have a resistive touchscreen and a Raspberry Pi, and I need to make one talk to the other using a single ADC of some kind. I have worked with an Arduino and I also ...
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What lvds connector do I have

Can someone help me find out what type of LVDS cable I have and point me in the direction of an adaptor to HDMI. Thanks. Backstory: I recently had to throw out an old Sony Vaio All in one PC and ...
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Checking my understanding of this datasheet of a TFT LCD display?

I'm trying to modify an HDMI decoder board by Adafruit(https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-tfp401-hdmi-slash-dvi-decoder-to-40-pin-ttl-display/downloads) to work with an IPS screen that has a 51 pin ...
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How does glass create an electric field?

I'm reading from Microchip's data sheet regarding their MAXTouch microchip, which details on how to create a touchscreen compatible with their chip, and in discussing the "mechanical stackup" of a ...
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Using a straw filled with electrolyte as stylus?

Now what I understand is our human body or a stylus disturbs the electrostatic field of a capacitive screen and thus the mobile calculates the disturbance and does some math and registers a touch. ...
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How do capacitive screens work with rubber head stylus?

Now I kind off know that Capacitive Screens have like capacitors built into them that create an electrostatic field. Now whenever a thing that can carry charge or a conductor touches it distorts the ...
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Triggering touchscreen with only conductive rubber

So I'm making something and the idea is that conductive rubber (10x9x1.5mm) touches the touchscreen and then moves away from it. When touch happens, the touchscreen should detect it. Ofcourse the ...
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Resistive touchscreen - when measuring X, why doesn't Y affect the reading?

A resistive touchscreen (4-wire) looks like this as a schematic: To read an X position, you put voltage across X+ and X- and then read the voltage between EITHER Y pin and ground. How does the Y ...
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Interfacing a four wire resistive touch screen with STM32F429DISCOVERY

I'm trying to interface a 4-wire resistive touchscreen to a STM32F429 Discovery board but I can't figure out how it works. I want the MCU to detect a touch so I configured the 4 pins like this: ...
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Commericaly available resistive surface

As you all know one can experiment with drawing graphite patterns on paper for forming improvised potentiometer-like-surfaces So I was wondering If there's some sort of commercially available ...
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What is x-plate-ohms on touch?

I am using tsc2007 on linux. The linux kernel has the following configuration to use tsc2007. https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/input/touchscreen/tsc2007.txt ...
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Which color puts the least “strain” on an LCD pixel to avoid burn-in/ghosting?

I am developing a user interface on a cheap Kinco color LCD HMI unit. After leaving a test UI on the screen for about 3 days, there was a very decided "ghosting" effect. I was able to eliminate the ...
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What is the current development status of Transparent OLEDs? [closed]

As far as I can see there are some working prototypes, but has this technology reached the market in a stable way? Does anybody know what's the current status of the TOLED technology? Also do you ...
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Touch screen reacts exclusively skin and stylus, how?

I noticed that with my Android phone, the only things that it will respond to when tapped by are my skin and a stylus. It won't respond to taps by anything else. Not a toothbrush, not my hair, not a ...
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capacitive switch behind a mirror (silver backing)

I am new to this field, and I would like to DIY a mirror with a hidden capacitive \inductive touch sensor behind it, once touched it will turn on a 12V LED light. I have bought a capacitive switch ...
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touch screen foil behind 5mm thick glass

I wish to make a small project that will enable me to control my tablet\ipad behind my shower glass door. I want to be able to put the tablet behind the glass and control it from the other side of the ...
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Figuring out the protocol of an SPI device without a datasheet

I am pondering about interfacing with the iPad Mini 2 touch panel. It seems that no one has successfully done this and/or published anything about it, so I want to take a stab at it. As far as I ...