Add light to your capacitive sensing projects with the Light Up Board.
The Light Up Board is a small circular PCB with LEDs that can be easily integrated into paper, card or plastic with a lock and twist mechanism. It has 6 capacitive electrodes that can be used as either touch or proximity light switches. Choose from it’s 6 different light modes: touch, dimmer, proximity, dice, candle, or spin. No programming required! The board is powered with a micro USB cable.
Capacitive sensing and light
The Light Up Board is a great introduction to capacitive sensing using light as an output. Use it with Electric Paint, to explore printed sensors and how they can be used to manipulate LEDs.
The Light Up Board doesn’t require any programming and works straight out of the box. Simply plug it in to turn touch into light. It’ s powered with a micro USB cable*.
* micro USB cable not included
6 different light modes
The Light Up Board has 6 different light modes, which you can access by connecting the electrodes together:
What can the Light Up Board be used for?The Light Up Board is the easiest and fastest way to design your own touch light switch using Electric Paint. No programming required. The Light Up Board has six different light output modes: touch, dimmer, proximity, candle, spin and dice. Choosing between the different light modes is as simple as connecting the right combination of electrodes. Use it as an additional light source for your Electric Paint Lamps or in your own bespoke lighting project.
How do I power the Light Up Board?The Light Up Board can be powered via a micro USB connection so you can make your project permanent, or keep it portable.
How many sensors does the Light Up Board have?The Light Up Board has 6 electrodes which are used to set the mode function of the board and as the interface. Only one to two electrodes can be used as a touch/proximity input at any given time.
How do I connect to the Light Up Board’s electrodes?We recommend using Electric Paint to connect to the Light Up Board’s electrodes, however depending on the output of the project, copper tape, conductive thread, or any other conductive material can be used to create a sensor.
How do I attach the Light Up board to my project?The back of the Light Up Board is flat, which allows for easy surface mounting with double-sided tape or adhesive. Additionally, it can be simply and quickly integrated into paper, card or plastic, using the patent-pending twist and lock method. This means the board can be easily removed and reused.