What does the sensor do?¶
It is a switch! It is either pressed or not pressed.
Building the Paper Circuit¶
You will need¶
3 strips of 0.25”/5mm copper tape and some copper pads
10k ohm resistor (10kΩ)
Download the template from the embelashed repository. The .studio3 file is for a Silhouette machine and the other files can be used with a printer or laser cutter. The red lines are where the template should be cut and the blue lines are where an outline should be drawn.
Using the tools of your choice, cut the template out of paper.
Cut the copper tape in half lengthwise with a pair of scissors.
Stick the copper tape to the paper template.
Solder components and fold to fit to the breakout board connector. Need help with soldering? Feel free to ask someone for help if you are attending a workshop, or check out Adafruit’s soldering guide. Always wear protective glasses.
We are using a pull-down resistor. This means our circuit is connected to ground when the button is not pressed.