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mstone

I have searched the forum with no luck (probably cause I am a beginner)

I am trying to build a wall switch to control the lights in a room without having to touch a light switch.  (A friend of mine is disabled and touching objects causes severe pain.) 

Can someone point me in the right direction about how to accomplish this.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Guglio

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JimboZA

This Instructable might help get you started.
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mstone

Thanks for the help.. I have been reading like crazy.  I found a library for the software called "capsense" which is awesome.  I can get this working and I can get a relay to control the line voltage side of the circuit to turn the lighting on and off.

The only question i have left is the code to make the board turn the relay on and off.  This is probably easy for your guys.  This code is new to me... I usually program logical controls for motor centers.. whole different world  :)

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