No touch LED lamp

This elegant looking lamp uses capacitance sensing to turn on and off. [Mikey77] takes us through the process of making the curved circuits and putting it all together. The circuit is built to be modular, so he could use it elsewhere. That’s a pretty good idea for someone who is always tossing projects together. As usual, schematics are available in the instructable. We love this design and would proudly use this at our office desk.


  1. brian4120 says:

    Very impressive. I didn’t know that they had thin clad board like that.

  2. Fizzle says:

    Just an offtopic question, but why isn’t there an *pad category? Or am I missing it?

  3. mowcius says:

    just make an apple category and be done with it…

    This is right before I am thinking of doing something similar. I have been planning mine for many months but it wouldn’t just be a plain white light. Not giving anything else away

  4. aztraph says:

    swipe on (swish), swipe off (swish), swipe on swipe off, the SWIPER!

  5. jproach says:

    mowcius: sliders for R/G/B?

  6. Gilliam says:

    @aztraph: Swiper no swiping!

  7. Gabriel Dibble says:

    Clever And Elegant; bravo ;)

  8. Boudi says:

    You must have kids. ;)

    Nice project, may have to give this a shot

  9. drum365 says:

    It is so refreshing to see a project show up on Hackaday where some attention has been paid to the aesthetics of the design. Lovely!

  10. James says:

    Out of curiosity I looked this one over (though possibly an IR photointerruption system would be easier and cheaper in this layout, the QT113 is listed as no-longer manufactured on farnell, anyone know of a replacement?

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