Hand tools and fabrication machines
Well, if you own one of the cheapest PSoC 4 CY8CKIT-049 kit, then you might like to build Cool Stuffs with Cheap Components !
In that Case, making some Capacitive Sliders might be handy for your future projects where you might need Capacitive Touch inputs.
On a piece of Plywood board (around 12 cm x 4 cm), 8 holes are made for inserting the male pin headers.
Then copper tape is placed along the length of the board, using a sharp blade the copper strip is divided into 8 segments with spacing about 2-3 mm between them.
Next, ribbon cables are soldered on the copper segments and corresponding male header in a sequence.
Finally, hot glue is poured on the ribbon cables to keep them in place and PVC tape is placed to insulate the copper tape segments. Now, the capacitive slider is ready to Rock (with PSoC)
PSoC Capsence with Capacitive Slider in Action