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Touch v1.3 (obsolete)

This sensor has been replaced by the Touch v1.4.1.

A sensor no one should do without. Contact pressure provides continuous control. Senses from 1 N (0.1 Kg, 0.2 lb) all the way upto 100 N (10 Kg, 23 lb) on a square surface of 37.5 mm (1.48 inch) x 37.5 mm (1.48 inch). And look, it's part of a family: TouchMicro, TouchMini, TouchStrip and TouchGlove. See this videoclip for a demo !

Application examples

  1. Can be easily worn or applied to a variety of flat surfaces. Blow Laurie Anderson, Marillion and others away. Trigger those samples!
  2. Use as touch controller, eg. for synthesizer
  3. Create a fancy control panel by combining with SlideWide, SlideLong, Push2D, TouchMiniOn and Reach sensors, to name a few.

Technical specifications

Product Touch sensor
Version 1.3 (2004)
Sensing parameter contact pressure
Sensing method zero-travel force sensitive resistor
Active area 37.5 x 37.5 mm (1.48 x 1.48 inch)
Range less than 1 N (0.1 Kg, 0.2 lb) to greater than 100 N (10 Kg, 23 lb), less than 1.5 psi (0.1 Kg/cm2, 0.2 lb/cm2) to greater than 150 psi (10 Kg/cm2, 23 lb/cm2)
Response time 1 to 2 ms (mechanical)
Output resistance more than 100 KOhm (at 0 N) to 200 Ohm (at 100 N) in parallel with 47 KOhm
Calibration (force applied evenly across surface)
N Kg lb Voltage (use 5 V power supply) 7-bit MIDI value (use 'no processing' editor preset)
0 0 0 0.00 0
1 0.1 23 3.15 80
10 1 23 4.92 125
100 10 23 5.00 127
Power supply 1.0 to 10 V DC, 0.1 mA at 5 V
Operating temperature -20 to 100 C (-4 to 212 C)
Sensor dimensions 38 x 38 x 0.5 mm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.02 inch)
Weight 15 g (0.5 oz), incl. cable
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, black wire = ground, white wire = sensor output
Connector male plug with 3 pins in a row spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)

This page was updated on Friday 21 July 2006.
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