Fabric Button Pad - 5 Buttons

Have you ever been listening to music on your MP3 player and a song you don't want to listen to comes on but you don't want to reach into your bag to change the track? The 5 Button Fabric Button Pad, from Sensing Tex, is a great way to incorporate a basic media UI into your clothing, furniture, or European Carry-All.

Included with the 5 Button Fabric Button Pad is a 6-pin header for the flat connector and a paper cheat sheet in the shape of the button pad designating where the 5 sensor elements are located and what each pin on the flat connector corresponds to. The button pad does come blank enabling you to label each sensor element as you see fit.

  • Button pad
  • 6-pin male header
  • Paper template

Fabric Button Pad - 5 Buttons Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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.

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Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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  • Member #492760 / about 8 years ago / 1

    and how does it work as a control player?

  • vcazan / about 9 years ago / 1

    You can make some at home too: http://www.vladcazan.com/electronics/fabric-touch-pads-and-other-fabric-based-inputs

  • Member #119531 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Please tell me there is a 10 key version of this. Because I would buy it right away. Although, this is pretty cool too.

    • dksmall / about 9 years ago / 1

      Buy 2 and double it up in the same sleeve?

      • Member #119531 / about 9 years ago / 1

        not the orientation I'm after but maybe with three side by side.

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