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Capacitive Desk Top

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Capacitive Desk Top

  In the not-too-distant-past, I modified my desk top into an infinity mirror.  The top glass over laps the ends of the lit area.  I don't want to waste the space so I had the idea of adding some backlit capacitive buttons.  The buttons will control some low-level items like a desk lamp, soldering exhaust fan, and my Infinity Mirror Desk. 

  Here's a list of materials I used:

# Part Company Link Quantity Notes
1 EL Panel Sparkfun Sparkfun Page 2 Panel is 5"x5" Cut Down
2 Capacitive Controller MPR121 Larry the Bird @twitter