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Sun, Dec 25, 2016, 09:16

16 lane capacitive antennas

Hi Randy,

I am thinking of starting a Soundplane DIY project. Do you sell, or is there somewhere I can buy, those nice 16-lane capacitive antennas you use in the Soundplane?

My plan is to create a sensor surface using two antennas stacked on either end of a dielectric, one arranged as rows and one as columns: the same way you do in the Soundplane, but 1/4 the size and with no wooden keys on top.

I imagine these would be reasonable easy to have fabricated if they are not sold, correct? They are just copper strips essentially?


Tue, Dec 27, 2016, 10:43

The Soundplane antennas are not available. If you're making one controller it's not too hard to make a copper foil one yourself. you will probably want to cut slits in them so they are a little flexible.

I advise everyone to start with a single-point sensor to test your technology and materials.