Touch Board



Make, hack, design, create and code with the easiest-to-use Arduino device on the market.

The Touch Board gives you the ability to turn almost any material or surface into a sensor, and comes pre-programmed and ready to use.

Open the box, power up, and touch one of the electrodes to listen to the audio guide. It’s never been easier to start making an Arduino-based project.

The Touch Board has 12 electrodes that can be extended to create individual touch sensors using Electric Paint. Anything conductive can be attached to one of its 12 electrodes to make interactive and responsive interfaces. If you can do it with an Arduino, you can do it – and much more – with the Touch Board and some Electric Paint.

The Touch Board is equipped with an onboard MP3 player making each board capable of playing 12 of your favourite songs or sounds. It can also work as a MIDI synthesizer and even send MIDI messages to another device like an iPad or a laptop running Ableton Live.

Make custom instruments, interactive surfaces, or even light switches with this little device!

The Touch Board can be used just like an Arduino Leonardo and can be programmed using the Arduino IDE (1.5.6 or later), or used straight out of the box as it is!

Get your projects up and running instantly and build interaction into your world!

LEVEL: Beginner to Programming Pro

Getting Started with the Touch Board

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.

Setting up your Touch Board with Arduino

Want to program your Touch Board? Great! Programming via the Arduino IDE is easy. We’ve got support for Arduino 1.5.6 and later on a bunch of different operating systems.

MP3 / MIDI and more

An Arduino that plays music! The Touch Board can play MP3 files off of the MicroSD card, work as a MIDI synthesiser and even send MIDI messages to another device like an iPad or a laptop running Ableton Live. Connect up a speaker to the 3.5mm audio jack and get going!


• 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:

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5 reviews for Touch Board

  1. 5 out of 5


    I’ve just picked it up at the post office, gave it a try and I must say that so far it absolutely meets my (extremely high) expectations. 
Nice attention to detail. 
Thank you for this great product.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Received my touchboard yesterday, so spend last night playing with it. My kids are so going to love this thing! (btw +10 for the design of the packaging!)

  3. 5 out of 5



    I recently received the Touch Board. The whole unpacking experience is great. The premium quality box and board put a smile on my face! I can’t wait to free some time to create a cool project with it.

    Thanks for creating such a cool product!


  4. 5 out of 5


    can this product be shipped to INDIA please

    • :

      Hi there, we ship worldwide. You can find shipping information here under the ‘Shipping’ tab:


  5. 5 out of 5


    Umm just wondering what you get in the package

    • :

      In the box, you get a Touch Board and a microSD card that is already inserted into Touch Board and is pre-loaded with an audio guide to get you started. All you need is a USB cable to power it up and some headphones or a speaker to listen to the guide.

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In this pack:

1 x Touch Board
1 x MicroSD card (128MB)