The Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun
The Touch Board is now available for pre-order and is estimated to begin shipping June 30, 2014.
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 creating a custom interactive surface.
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Touch Board 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
Arduino compatible (recognised as an Arduino Leonardo in IDE)
Atmel ATMega32U4 Microprocessor
Freescale MPR121 dedicated touch interface
VLSI VS1053B audio processor
Arduino Shield Compatible (check pins available)
32 KB of Flash Memory of which 4 KB is used for bootloader
5V operating voltage (automatic voltage selector for USB or battery operation)
Built in LiPo battery charging with onboard boost circuit for 5V operation
16 MHz clock speed
Can be powered and programmed over USB
20 digital I/O pins (3 used for Touch IC and 5 for MP3 IC – can be disabled)
7 PWM channels
12 analog input channels
12 Touch electrodes of which 8 can be configured as extra digital inputs or outputs with PWM capability
84mm x 62mm foot print with maximum height of 10mm (audio connector)
On/Off switch when powered from battery