Touch Board

Turn touch into sound, light, or data

Straight out of the box, the Touch Board is pre-programmed to turn any conductive object into a sensor or switch to play sounds stored on the included microSD card. It can be re-programmed via the Arduino IDE so you can customize the function of the 12 capacitive touch and proximity sensors.

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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 Touch Board

Turn touch into sound, light, or data

Straight out of the box, the Touch Board is pre-programmed to turn any conductive object into a sensor or switch to play sounds stored on the included microSD card. It can be re-programmed via the Arduino IDE so you can customize the function of the 12 capacitive touch and proximity sensors.

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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Touch Board

Turn touch into sound, light, or data

Straight out of the box, the Touch Board is pre-programmed to turn any conductive object into a sensor or switch to play sounds stored on the included microSD card. It can be re-programmed via the Arduino IDE so you can customize the function of the 12 capacitive touch and proximity sensors.

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 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. 

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.

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 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.

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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 here.

  • 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)

Get started on your project today with one of our Touch Board Kits.

Touch Board Starter Kit

Touch Board Starter Kit

Make your world interactive with three Touch Board projects.

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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Content Comparison

Touch Board

1 x Touch Board
1 x microSD card

Touch Board Starter Kit

1 x Touch Board
1 x Electric Paint 10ml tube
1 x Electric Paint 50ml jar
1 x Guidebook
1 x microSD card
1 x microSD card reader
1 x Micro USB cable
1 x Mini speaker
10 x Crocodile clips (colours vary)
1 x Stencil
1 x Stencil brush1
2 x Sticky tabs
3 x Velcro stickers
2 x Paper cutouts

Touch Board Pro Kit

1 x Touch Board
1 x Electric Paint 10ml tube
1 x Electric Paint 50ml jar
3 x Printed Sensors
1 x Touch Board Proto Shield
1 x Header kit
1 x 15m copper tape
1 x Resource guide
1 x microSD card
1 x microSD card reader
1 x Micro USB cable
10 x Crocodile clips (colours vary)

Interactive Wall Kit

1 x Touch Board
1 x Electrode Shield
12 x Electrode Pads
12 x Shielded cables
42 x Fixing screws
1 x Interactive Wall Guide
50 x Cable management clips
1 x Cable marking set
1 x microSD card
1 x microSD card reader
1 x Micro USB cable

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Interactive Wall Kit

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

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Discover the Interactive Wall Kit

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

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