Roundup: Kitronyx This Week
Week of 11/24/2014:
Snowpad is now on sale, but quickly sold-out!: thanks for our customers who purchased the Snowpad. We've just started the second batch. In the mean time, you may consider to use Capacitive Trackpad for Snowboard.
Capacitive Trackpad for Snowboard is now on sale: this small PCB is designed to work with Snowboard. It is useful to make a single touch capacitive trackpad of your own.
Snowboard can work with a single zone FSR sensor: Snowboard can work with not only an FSR matrix sensor but also a single zone FSR sensor.
We have a new forum for support: just post your question and we will give you an answer in the speed of light.
Adding Single zone FSR to Snowboard
Did we tell you that an FSR matrix array sensor is technically a large combination of single zone FSR sensors? Yes it's true as each cross point of a row and a column in a matrix array sensor is actually a single zone FSR.
So, what does it mean? The answer is that you can add a single zone FSR sensor to Snowboard! Just pick up any single zone FSR and connect two ends of the sensor to D6 and A0 pins of Snowboard.
Connect the sensor, upload snowforce firmware, and launch snowforce processing application. That's all.
Snowpad is now on sale and ...
We have been silent for a moment especially in talking about Snowpad. Now we are happy to announce that Snowpad is available in our online store.
Snowpad is a programmable capacitive multi-touch trackpad. It gives you 10 multi-touch data so that you can build your own trackpad like the one shown below.
New in Snowboard: Speed Checker
This week we've added a handy sample program that checks the speed of force sensing module of Snowborad.
Here's how to do it.
First, download the latest Snowboard Arduino library and installs it by consulting this link.
Choose File-Examples-forcespeed to open the sample program.
Upload the program.
Choose Tools-Serial Monitor to open Arduino's embedded serial terminal.
The serial monitor will open. Snowboard continuously reads 100 frames and outputs speed information as shown below.
Capacitive Trackpad for Snowboard
Snowboard is an all-in-one touch development platform with Arduino Leonardo embedded. It takes use of two representative sensing techniques - force sensing and capacitive sensing. We first released the Snowboard with force matrix sensors. Our customers like it but we also have got many inquiries why we don't offer capacitive sensors for Snowboard.
And here are our answer for the customers - Capacitive Trackpad for Snowboard. It is a mid-sized trackpad that you can simply plug into Snowboard's capacitive sensing connector.
We've just got this today and is working on writing a funny example code with it. For those who cannot wait, we also put it in our store!
Note: this is a single touch trackpad. If you are interested in a multi-touch trackpad, see our Snowpad.