Touch Board



Make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun with the Touch Board.

The Touch Board is designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects. Use the Touch Board to change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor. Paint a light switch on your wall, make a paper piano or create a custom interactive surface. 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. 

  Touch Board Features

Touch Board


We want the Touch Board to be easy for everyone to use so we’re shipping it preprogrammed with an audio guide. It’s never been easier to start making with an Arduino-based product.



Hand above table


Touch and Distance Sensing
Turn any conductive material into a button or distance sensor. Use Electric Paint to print a button onto an interactive book, make a proximity sensor with a spool of conductive thread or turn the wall of your classroom into an interactive map!


Touch Board MiDi iPad


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 information to another device (like a laptop or iPad). Connect up a speaker to the 3.5mm audio jack and get going!


Touch Board and Laptop


Arduino Leonardo
The Touch Board is like a supercharged Arduino Leonardo. Program it just like an Arduino, use your existing code and your favourite shields, but don’t forget to check out our awesome libraries and support.


Touch Board


We built the Touch Board with a LiPo battery charger. Connect your LiPo, put your project in a box and charge via  USB. LEDs on the board indicate charging status and an ON/OFF switch means you won’t run down your battery when you’re  taking a break. (LiPO Battery NOT INCLUDED)



Technical Specs

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
2.5 kB of SRAM
5V operating voltage (automatic voltage selector for USB or battery operation)
Built in LiPo battery charging with onboard boost circuit for 5V operation (LiPO Battery NOT INCLUDED)
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


We’re Here to Help!
Not sure where to start with your Touch Board? Don’t worry we’ve got all the tutorials that you need to go from beginner to awesome project in no time. We’d suggest starting with the tutorials below. Once you get your feet wet, make sure to dive into all the other amazing projects on our Make page. If you’re stuck check out our FAQs. If you can’t get your question answered, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.



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.

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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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