These are very thin variable potentiometers. By pressing down on various parts of the strip, the resistance linearly changes from 100Ohms to 10,000Ohms allowing the user to very accurately calculate the relative position on the strip. Can be used as an accurate positional indicator for CNC head positioning, variable user input (volume level input for example), straight user input (multiple button areas translate to given resistance levels), and many other applications.
Unit comes with adhesive backing. Connector is 0.1" spaced and bread board friendly.
Note: These potentiometers work great with a finger, or stylus.
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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It is what it says, it does what it says, and the only problems that can happen are user-caused. Just be careful with it, this isn't the thing you want to break. Make sure all your connections are secure and that your strip isn't bent. Internal shorts are possible if you connect it wrong, and with high enough current you could damage the layers inside. Other than that, this has no issues.
It's exactly what we needed as an input to a modular synthesizer. We made a "modulin". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfe4ZRQOH8
Absolutely beautiful! We love to see how our products are being used "in the wild". Thanks for sharing, and keep up the amazing work!
Worked best for me with a mega ohm resistor
well received with protected package i would like if you can add a proper connection with the product so can be used for testing purpose or universal terminals best regards Taha
I used it as a MIDI ribbon. It has good resolution, and is sensitive. I easily get 12bits. I'd really like to get a longer one say 750mm, so that a finger touch can get a bit more resolution.