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
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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Draw, paint, create,
and get started with
the Touch Board.

Draw, paint, create,
and get started with
the Touch Board.

Design an interactive poster

Make an image that talks, and bring visual stories to life with your own sounds and Electric Paint!

We've created the Interactive Wall Kit to enable you to create large-scale interactive graphics, artworks, and murals. Whether it is on a wall, window, or floor, this kit brings entire spaces to life. The kit includes the core components you need to build an experience up to 20m in width with 12 points of interaction, straight out of the box. Add some optional Electric Paint and make an interactive mural or use custom content to make an incredible projection mapping experience.

Design an interactive poster

Make an image that talks, and bring visual stories to life with your own sounds and Electric Paint!

Design an interactive poster

Add features to your capacitive sensing project with the Proto Shield. This shield makes it easy to add Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LEDs, and many more functions to your project.*

* Additional components sold externally

Make an image that talks, and bring visual stories to life with your own sounds and Electric Paint!

Extend the Touch Board’s capabilities

Add features to your capacitive sensing project with the Proto Shield. This shield makes it easy to add Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LEDs, and many more functions to your project.*

* Additional components sold externally

Make objects interactive

Add intelligence and interactivity to the objects around you. Connect the Touch Board to any conductive object and give it a voice!

Make objects interactive

Add intelligence and interactivity to the objects around you. Connect the Touch Board to any conductive object and give it a voice!

Make objects interactive

Add intelligence and interactivity to the objects around you. Connect the Touch Board to any conductive object and give it a voice!

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.

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Create a smart space

Build sensors into your environment. Detect intruders, trigger alerts, or automate sounds.

Create a smart space

Build sensors into your environment. Detect intruders, trigger alerts, or automate sounds.

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Powered by the Touch Board

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.

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Powered by the Touch Board

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.

Find Out More

Powered by the Touch Board

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.

Powered by the Touch Board

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.

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Contents

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 brush
12 x Sticky tabs
3 x Velcro stickers
2 x Paper cutouts

Contents

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 brush
12 x Sticky tabs
3 x Velcro stickers
2 x Paper cutouts

Contents

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 brush
12 x Sticky tabs
3 x Velcro stickers
2 x Paper cutouts

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

Touch Board 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.

Microcontroller: Microchip ATmega32U4
Audio output:15mW into 32Ω via 3.5mm stereo socket
Removable storage: Up to 32GB via micro SD card
Operating voltage: 5V DC
Max. output current (5V rail): 400mA (100mA at startup)
Capacitive touch electrodes: 12 (of which 8 can be configured as digital I/O)
Digital I/O Pins: 12, of which 5 can are dedicated but can be unlinked via solder blobs
PWM channels: 7 (shared with digital I/O pins)
Analogue input channels: 12 (shared with digital I/O pins