SEN0223 Gravity: Conductivity Sensor Switch


The Gravity Conductivity Sensor Switch module can be used to detect if an object has electrical conductivity. Its maximum detection value is 10MΩ. It can detect not only coins, wires, metal and other good conductors, but also the human body, fruit, plants and other conductors.

By touching the positive and negative terminals of the conductive switch, you can change the output state of the module. Use this to make interactive applications such as fruit pianos, musical wind chimes or interactive video game controllers so Super Mario using a bunch of bananas.

As a member of Gravity Sensor Family, the conductivity switch inherits all features of the Gravity Interface: plug and play, color identifiable pins, reverse polarity protection, etc. Using our Gravity IO Expansion Shield, you can connect more sensors, and have more fun!


Board Overview

SEN0223 Gravity: Conductivity Sensor Switch Board Overview
Num Label Description
1 Signal Signal Output
2 VCC Power In
4 R+ External Resistance +
5 R- External Resistance -

Game Guide

In this section, we'll introduce a game named "Ice-Breaking". In this game, All participants needs to hold another people's hands until the LED ON.

Note: The earth can also act as a conductor. That is, when the resistance between A, B and the earth is not large enough, the conductivity will occur. A and B both need to have their feet off the ground.


Connection Diagram

SEN0223 Gravity: Conductivity Sensor Switch Connection Diagram

Sample Code

* Conductivity Switch Sensor
* ****************************************************
* This example Test there is no connection between the poles

* @author linfeng(
* @version  V1.0
* @date  2016-6-21

* GNU Lesser General Public License.
* See <> for details.
* All above must be included in any redistribution
* ****************************************************/

int ledPin = 13;
int inputPin = 4;

void setup() {

void loop() {
int  pinValue=digitalRead(inputPin);
  } else{

Expected Results

LED 13 will be light on, if you hold the others hands.
In the game section, you can replace led with relay to control light, pump or other actuator. ALSO, you can replace yourself with banana, apple, orange to make interesting project.


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