Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

PHIDGETS Inc.

Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
Canada
+1 403 282-7335

Touch Keypad Phidget

ID: HIN1000_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

Use this array of capactive touch buttons as a unique way to control your Phidgets.

$12.00

Quantity Available: 364

Qty Price
5 $11.40
10 $10.80
25 $9.60
50 $8.40
100 $7.80
250 $7.20
500 $6.60
1000 $6.00

The Touch Keypad Phidget works like a smartphone's touchscreen, sensing the change in capacitance as your finger comes near. You can place the Touch Keypad Phidget behind up to 3mm of glass or plastic, allowing you to enclose the hardware to make the panel child-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

Features:

  • Seven capacitive touch regions - each region can be assigned a different function in your program
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Automatic recalibration if an object is present for more than sixty seconds, preventing regions from being locked by unintentional objects like dirt or debris.

VINT Hubs

This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:

Product Board
Image Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB)
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6

Phidget Cables

Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m



Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the HIN1000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

HIN1000 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Connect the HIN1000 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget cable.


Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the HIN1000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.

Windows

To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG

macOS

To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.


For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the HIN1000.

First Look

After plugging the HIN1000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

HIN1000 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

The Touch Keypad Phidget provides seven capacitive touch regions with adjustable sensitivity.

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channels:

HIN1000 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to the CapacitiveTouch channel class:

Capacitive Touch Sensor: Detects a touch or the close proximity of your hand or other conductive objects

In your Control Panel, double click on "Capacitive Touch Sensor":

HIN1000-CapacitiveTouch.jpg

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Setting the Change Trigger and Data Interval

The Change Trigger is the minimum change in the sensor data needed to trigger a new data event. The Data Interval is the time (in ms) between data events sent out from your Phidget. You can modify one or both of these values to achieve different data outputs. You can learn more about these two properties here.

Recalibration

The capacitive touch sensors rely on checking capacitance against a threshold to detect when they are touched. As a result you need to keep a good baseline of the capacitance of the sensor's environment. The HIN1000 will recalibrate its baseline levels if it detects a constant touch for more than 60 seconds, in order to prevent getting stuck in a touched state. Similarly, it will recalibrate its baseline capacitance to adjust to falling capacitance (such as when it is moved away from a surface) in order to prevent getting stuck in a not-touched state. The latter adjustment happens soon after the baseline is detected to have fallen.

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Controlled By VINT
Calibration Time 45 s
Sampling Interval Max 1 s/sample
Sampling Interval Min 25 ms/sample
Detecting Distance Max 5 mm
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Max * 3.6 mA
Current Consumption Min 50 μA
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00
American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00
Country of Origin CN (China)

* - Current consumption varies depending on selected data interval. See the graph below for details.

Current

Sensitivity Settings

We reccomend the following sensitivity setting depending on your application:

Sensitivity (0-1) Application
0.8 - 1.0 Behind up to 3mm of glass
0.2 Inside default enclosure

Documents

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
August 20170104Product Release

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
Capacitive Touch Sensor CapacitiveTouch 0 - 6

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Have a look at our capacitive touch sensors:

Product Sensor Properties
Image Part Number Price Controlled By Detecting Distance Max
1016_0 $25.00 USB (Mini-USB) 10 mm
1129_1B $9.00 VoltageRatio Input 12.7 mm
HIN1000_0 $12.00 VINT 5 mm
HIN1001_0 $15.00 VINT 5 mm