Capacitive touch, distance sensing, MP3, MIDI & more on the Arduino-compatible Touch Board
Whether you are a designer, engineer, artist, student or educator the Touch Board has more inputs and outputs than almost any Arduino compatible device. It is a powerful prototyping tool which combines Arduino compatibility with robust capacitive touch, distance sensing, an MP3 Player, MIDI functionality and a LiPo battery charger.
It has 12 electrodes that can be extended to create individual touch sensors using Electric Paint or any other conductive material. If you can do it with an Arduino, you can do it – and much more – with the Touch Board and some Electric Paint.
Listen to the Touch Board’s pre-loaded audio guide and move on to play your own MP3s. Program the Touch board just like an Arduino through the ArduinoIDE and take advantage of all of its features.
Start using capacitive sensing instantly and build robust sensors into your projects.
LEVEL: Beginner to Programming Pro
Touch and Distance Sensing
Works great with Electric Paint
Preprogrammed as an MP3 Player
Easy to program as a MIDI instrument or MIDI interface
HID capable – turn the Touch Board into a keyboard or mouse
Arduino-compatible and programmable through the Arduino IDE
Arduino Leonardo pin layout supporting Arduino shields
Built in LiPo battery charger
3.5mm audio jack
20 Digital I/O pins
12 Analogue pins
Atmel ATMega32U4 Microprocessor
Freescale MPR121 dedicated touch interface
VLSI VS1053B audio processor
32 kB of Flash Memory of which 4 KB is used for bootloader
2.5 kB of SRAM
5V operating voltage
Note: microSD card size limit is 32GB
Getting started is easy
Getting started is easy. The Touch Board comes pre-programmed with an audio guide that takes you through basic features and highlights of the board. This tutorial will get you up and running in no time.
Capacitive touch and distance sensing
Want to hide a button behind a window or paint an interactive wall? The Touch Board is for you. Connect something conductive – like our Electric Paint – to any one of the 12 electrodes and turn it into a reliable touch or distance sensor. The board auto calibrates and compensates for an impressive range of sensor sizes. Use either simple proximity sensing or our visual grapher to see the power of the Touch Board’s sensors in action.
You’ve got an Arduino
The Touch Board comes preprogrammed with an Audio Guide that takes you through basic functions, and is easily programmed via the Arduino IDE. Use the Touch Board Arduino Plugin Installer to get our libraries and example sketches on your machine instantly. Tune your distance sensors, play MP3s or make an amazing MIDI controller. It’s just an upload away. Oh yeah – if you’ve got code that’s worked on another Arduino, it’s probably going to work here.
You’ve got an MP3 Player
Your Touch Board will arrive programmed as an MP3 player. Want to switch our audio guide for your favourite tunes? Just swap the MP3s on the microSD card. Want to use the MP3 functionality for another project? Great. Our libraries make it easy to control your files.
n.b. The Touch Board doesn’t support polyphonic MP3 output, but to make polyphonic sounds take a look below.
You’ve got a Hackable MIDI Controller
The Touch Board is the most flexible MIDI controller on the market. Turn any thing, any surface or any space into a USB MIDI controller. The code is simple and the output is amazing. We’ve got tutorials to get your Touch Board connected to Ableton Live and Max/MSP in just a few steps. Want a stand alone device? The Touch Board also supports onboard MIDI synthesis with over 150 instruments.
• Touch and Distance Sensing
• Works great with Electric Paint
• Preprogrammed as an MP3 Player
• Easy to program as a MIDI instrument or MIDI interface
• HID capable – turn the Touch Board into a keyboard or mouse
• Arduino-compatible and programmable through the Arduino IDE
• Arduino Leonardo pin layout supporting Arduino shields
• Built in LiPo battery charger
• 3.5mm audio jack
• 20 Digital I/O pins
• 12 Analogue pins
• Atmel ATMega32U4 Microprocessor
• Freescale MPR121 dedicated touch interface
• VLSI VS1053B audio processor
• 32 kB of Flash Memory of which 4 KB is used for bootloader
• 2.5 kB of SRAM
• 5V operating voltage
Note: If you need bigger microSD card (than the128MB one it ships with) the Touch Board will work with any size microSD card up to 32GB.
Extensive project examples and resources at: www.bareconductive.com/make