Touch Sensor

A touch sensor pad is used in conjunction with the PICAXE 'touch' commands to determine when a finger has touched the sensor. These can be used to create the equivalent of non-mechanical push switches.

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Reading a touch sensor

This program will read a touch sensor connected to input pin C.0 and report the value read in the 'b1' variable.

Code Example:
main:	touch C.0, b1		; Read the touch sensor value
	debug			; Display the value
	pause 1000		; Wait a while
	goto main		; Repeat
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Touch the coloured dot to activate the touch sensor.

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