5 Projects to Make With your Starter Kit
5 great ideas to get you started with your Touch Board Starter Kit!
If you’ve ever thought about making a poster play your favourite song, giving objects the ability to speak, or creating small hidden sensors, then the Touch Board Starter Kit is for you. Each kit contains a Touch Board, Electric Paint, and everything you need to start transforming the world around you.
Here are some cool project ideas from our community to get you started.
1. Paint a Talking Poster
Design a poster using Electric Paint, and hear your images come to life when connected to the Touch Board! Just load any sounds you like to its onboard MP3 player and interact to hear it play. You can make a farmyard scene, play your favourite song, or record your own sounds.
2. Make Objects Talk
The Touch Board can be connected to almost anything – if the object conducts electricity, it’s a sensor! So that means pretty much any object containing metal or water will work. Go on a hunt in your house — fruit, vegetables, humans, animals, see what you can use to create sensors around you. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out our Visual Guide to Conductive Sensors for some inspiration.
3. Create Interactive Spaces
Ever want to make your own alarms around the house? Use the Touch Board Starter Kit to create discreet sensors which are able to detect a sneaky intruder crossing a threshold. You can easily conceal Electric Paint or create beautiful designs, so who’s to know you set up a foghorn sound when they come by?
4. Design Custom Interfaces
The Touch Board can be tuned to detect proximity or touch, so why not use it to create your own interfaces on any surface you like? Whether you want to build a custom dance mat or personalised party game, you can change the code using the Arduino IDE and use Electric Paint to design unique sensors to suit your project!
5. Hack It
The Touch Board Starter Kit comes with easy instructions to complete a set project, but why stop there? The best thing about Electric Paint and the Touch Board is that you can connect them to anything. Add your own drawings to the house graphic, connect hand made objects to the board, or create custom stencils for smooth painted graphics.