Touch Board

Turn touch into sound, light, or data

Create smart surfaces by connecting pads of Electric Paint or other conductive materials to your Touch Board. Use the Touch Board to bring your ideas to life. Create interactive murals, sophisticated prototypes or playful projects.

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12 CAPACITIVE ELECTRODES

The Touch Board has 12 capacitive electrodes that respond to a touch. These electrodes can be extended with conductive materials, like Electric Paint,

MP3 PLAYER AND MIDI SYNTHESIZER

The Touch Board has on-board MP3 playback and a MIDI synthesizer. This means you can either play MP3 files or simulate a MIDI instrument by touching the electrodes.

3.5MM AUDIO SOCKET

In order to hear the sounds coming from the Touch Board simply connect either headphones or speakers to the 3.5mm audio socket.

MICROSD CARD READER

Upload MP3 files onto the supplied microSD card and change it without having to reprogram the Touch Board.

USB SERIAL, MIDI INTERFACE AND MOUSE AND  KEYBOARD

When plugged into a computer, the Touch Board can act as a USB serial device, USB MIDI interface or as a USB mouse or keyboard. Use the data from the electrodes as an input for software that utilises either serial, MIDI or keyboard strokes.

12 Electrodes

12 capacitive touch and proximity electrodes.

Completely Level Base

Easily attach it onto any flat surface.

MP3 decoder and
MIDI synthesizer

Play MP3 files or simulate a MIDI instrument via speakers or headphones connected to the audio jack. 

MicroSD Included

Upload MP3 files onto the supplied microSD card and change it without having to reprogram the Touch Board.

USB Serial, MIDI interface and mouse and keyboard

When plugged into a computer, the Touch Board can act as a USB serial device, USB MIDI interface or as a USB mouse or keyboard. Use the data from the electrodes as an input for software that utilises either serial, MIDI or keyboard strokes.

Create Interactive Projects And Art

The Touch Board allows you to create interactive projects that include touch and proximity sensing. Your projects can range from a small DIY idea to a large art installation.

Prototype Capacitive Sensing

The Touch Board's main feature are its 12 golden electrodes that function as its capacitive sensors. You can use these capacitive sensors to either create touch or touchless/proximity sensors.

Technical Information

The Touch Board is a microcontroller board with dedicated capacitive touch and MP3 decoder ICs. It has a headphone socket and micro SD card holder (for file storage), as well as having 12 capacitive touch electrodes. It is based around the ATmega32U4 and runs at 16MHz from 5V. It has a micro USB connector, a JST connector for an external lithium polymer (LiPo) cell, a power switch and a reset button.

It is similar to the Arduino Leonardo board and can be programmed using the Arduino IDE. The ATmega32U4 can appear to a connected computer as a mouse or a keyboard, (HID) serial port (CDC) or USB MIDI device.

For full technical specifications, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet.

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  • Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller
  • Audio output 15mW into 32Ω via 3.5mm stereo socket
  • Up to 32GB removable storage via micro SD card
  • 5V DC operating voltage
  • 400mA max. output current, 100mA at startup(5V rail)
  • 12 Capacitive touch electrodes, eight configurable as digital I/O
  • 12 Digital I/O Pins with five additional pins available via modification
  • 7 PWM channels (shared with digital I/O pins)
  • 12 Analogue input channels (shared with digital I/O pins)

See some of the projects our community have created

Relaxation

South Korean artist JOCHANA used the Touch Board and Electric Paint to create an engaging and relaxing projection mapping installation.

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ECAL

A Swiss art and design school used the Touch Board for their design courses and the students came up with some amazing projects.

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The Room of Illuminations

Artist Mark McClure used the Touch Board to transform a room in a hotel into an art installation, where the walls and ceilings became light switches.

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... and plenty more.

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Touch Board Starter Kit

Get started with the Touch Board and Electric Paint and make your world interactive.

The Touch Board Starter Kit is the best kit for beginners looking to make an interactive project. With a Touch Board, Electric Paint, essential components, and step-by-step instructions you’ll have everything you need to turn any surface, object, or space into a sensor. No programming required!

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Touch Board Pro Kit 

Explore all the capabilities of the Touch Board, Electric Paint, and Printed Sensors.

The Touch Board Pro Kit contains everything to push the boundaries of the Touch Board. If you want to take your prototyping to the next level, then this kit is ideal for you. It includes all you need to make a variety of interactive projects, everything from proximity sensing to long-distance sensors. The Touch Board Pro Kit includes all the tools and resources to prototype your projects.

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Interactive Wall Kit

Ready-to-install interactivity for professional installations, powered by the Touch Board.

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Interactive Workshop Pack

The Interactive Workshop Pack is the best resource available to anyone who wants to engage individuals from non-engineering backgrounds with electronics.

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