Otomatone sensor

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I have been searching for some time for this component in the photo. A sensor used in otomatones.

I never had the opportunity to open up one and have no idea what they are called how they work and how to search for a similar sensor(is it a button array?).

To poorly describe its use - it tracks the position of the place it was last touched and a note corresponding to that position is played.

I remember that it had a great feel to the hand when I played a friend's otomatone. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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TO THE FINDER... THE ISLE OF KOHOLINT, IS BUT AN ILLUSION... HUMAN, MONSTER, SEA, SKY... A SCENE ON THE LID OF A SLEEPER'S EYE... AWAKE THE DREAMER, AND KOHOLINT WILL VANISH MUCH LIKE A BUBBLE ON A NEEDLE... CAST-AWAY, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH!

Last Edited: Tue. Apr 23, 2019 - 06:29 AM
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It looks to me as though the key element is a long, slender touch sensor. These things are not outrageous to make, so it is quite possible that it is custom, and not something off-the shelf.

 

But, just try Googling for "touch sensor" might get you started.

 

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Would this one work (currently out of stock)? https://www.adafruit.com/product...

 

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Jim

 

 

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Tue. Apr 23, 2019 - 05:54 AM
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Most definitely! Thank you very much

TO THE FINDER... THE ISLE OF KOHOLINT, IS BUT AN ILLUSION... HUMAN, MONSTER, SEA, SKY... A SCENE ON THE LID OF A SLEEPER'S EYE... AWAKE THE DREAMER, AND KOHOLINT WILL VANISH MUCH LIKE A BUBBLE ON A NEEDLE... CAST-AWAY, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH!

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Last Edited: Tue. Apr 23, 2019 - 04:12 PM
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nice links, thank you

TO THE FINDER... THE ISLE OF KOHOLINT, IS BUT AN ILLUSION... HUMAN, MONSTER, SEA, SKY... A SCENE ON THE LID OF A SLEEPER'S EYE... AWAKE THE DREAMER, AND KOHOLINT WILL VANISH MUCH LIKE A BUBBLE ON A NEEDLE... CAST-AWAY, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH!