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Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.
What is the Touch Board?
The Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. Use the Touch Board to change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor. Connect anything conductive to one of its 12 electrodes and trigger a sound via its onboard MP3 player, play a MIDI note or do anything else that you might do with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible device.
The Touch Board is designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects, whether it’s painting a lightswitch on your wall, making a paper piano or something nobody’s thought of yet. Make sure to take a look at our video above and check out the information below. If you’ve got a question, get in touch and we’ll get it up in the FAQs. We hope you’ll support the Touch Board. We can’t wait to see what you will build on top of this powerful platform!
We’re proud to announce that the Touch Board is one of the first projects to be selected for the new Arduino At Heart program!
We’ve worked hard to pack the Touch Board with awesome features:
Touch sensing – The world is your interface!
Distance sensing – You don’t need to touch your sensors to use them!
No programming required – Unless you want to!
Arduino-compatible – Easy to program and works with popular shields
Works great with Electric Paint – Or any other conductive material
MP3 Player / MIDI device – Make a symphony of sounds!
MicroSD card socket – Change the sounds just by changing the card
Standard 3.5mm audio jack – Works with headphones and speakers
Lithium Polymer (LiPo) – Stand alone projects that recharge via USB
HID capable – Turn the Touch Board into a keyboard or mouse
Who is Bare Conductive?
We’re a small design studio founded in 2009, based in London, UK. We’re known for our electrically conductive paint and cool kits. We believe in making electronics accessible to everyone whether it’s through new materials like our Electric Paint or through hardware like our kits and the Touch Board. The story of the Touch Board began last year when we saw the amazing graphical interfaces that people were creating with our Electric Paint. They asked us for a piece hardware that would make it easier for them and we’ve responded with the Touch Board. Click on our full bio to the right for more information.
What can I make with the Touch Board?
The possibilities are limitless and that’s why we’ve tried to show a range of projects in our video. But, we’ve only scratched the surface. We’re hoping that you’ll build on what we’re showing here to create things that none of us could have expected. Throughout the campaign and after we’ll be posting tutorials showing you how to make the projects from the video and more. It’s our job to put the tools in your hands. It’s your job to create with them, so get started!
Using the Touch Board as a touch sensor
The opening scene of our video shows a finger touching one of the 12 electrodes on the Touch Board, triggering a sound. It’s really that easy to get started.