Prototype your ideas with ready-to-use touch and distance sensors.
Printed Sensors are flexible paper sensors which have been screen printed using Electric Paint. They’re the perfect material for quickly testing, modifying, and iterating touch and proximity sensors. Printed Sensors are screen printed with a unique pattern optimized for distance sensing, and sealed with a water-proof varnish to protect from humidity and smudging. 16 exposed access nodes allow for easy connection to capacitive electrodes, like those on the Touch Board, Pi Cap, and Light Up Board.
Prototype with printed sensors
No time to design custom sensors? No problem. Prototype touch and proximity sensing with Printed Sensors. Just connect, power, and go.
Easy to integrate and modify
Customise, hack or modify your sensors to fit your project. Printed Sensors can be cut, folded, concealed or integrated. Use them as you would craft, modelling, or origami paper and add interactivity to your prototypes and projects.
What can Printed Sensors be used for?Printed Sensors are the perfect prototyping tool for designing smart surfaces with the Touch Board, Pi Cap or Light Up Board. They’re ideal for quickly testing out ideas, without spending time designing your own patterns, or waiting for Electric Paint to dry. Printed sensors can be cut, folded or concealed to create touch or proximity sensors.
Are Printed Sensors waterproof?Printed Sensors are screen printed using Electric Paint and sealed with a water-proof varnish, making them smudge and water resistant.
How do I connect Printed Sensors to my board?Every Printed Sensor has 16 exposed (unsealed) nodes, which can be connected to a variety of boards using materials such as Electric Paint, copper tape, crocodile clips, conductive thread or any other standard conductive connector that can be attached to paper.
How many Printed Sensors come in a pack?Each pack of Printed Sensors comes with three A5 sensors.
Can I make my own Printed Sensors?Electric Paint can be screen printed to create bespoke printed sensors on most flat materials such as paper, wood, cardboard, or any other material you can screen print on. Screen printing is the best way to create flexible sensors as it deposits an thin and even layer of conductive paint.