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Make your own Touch Recipe

Make an interactive recipe book using the Touch Board and Electric Paint.

You know when you’re cooking and you’re getting your recipe book all messy? Quite unpleasant, but don’t worry, we have a solution for you! Make an interactive recipe book using the Touch Board Starter Kit. In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to use the sensors creatively to integrate sounds into your cooking. The tracks work as a timer to pace each stage of the recipe. Use Electric Paint and the Touch Board to keep you entertained while you cook!

This project was created in collaboration with Giulia Galli.

screen printed graphic

Use Electric Paint to create crisp graphics and sensors

How to screen print with Electric Paint

various conductors connected to touch board

We designed our board's capacitive sensors to be easy to connect to. Learn how to attach your project.

How to connect to your board’s capacitive sensors

micro SD card

Done with the Audio Guide? Follow this quick tutorial to customise your sounds and load your own MP3s.

Changing the MP3s on the Micro SD Card

Materials

To begin you will need:

1x Touch Board
1x Electric Paint 10ml
1x Electric Paint 50ml
or
1x Touch Board Starter Kit

1x mini speaker
1x brush
crocodile clips

cardboard
carton
recording device (like a smartphone)

touch recipe materials

Step 1

Watch the video to see how it works.

Step 2

Build the support box

We are going to start with building a support box for the Touch Board and the speaker. Download the file here and cut the shape out of the carton.

Using the cut-out, shape the box and glue the tabs of it using a glue gun.

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Step 3

Create the buttons

Now that the support for the Touch Board and the speaker is ready, it is time to make some buttons for our sensors.

Use some cardboard to cut the shape of your buttons. We used circles marked with numbers, but it’s up to your creativity what you want your button to be. This is your chance to be creative!

applying electric paint to button touch recipepainting buttons for touch recipe

Step 4

Load sounds

While waiting for the paint to dry, you can use the time to upload a song, food story, chef tips, or whatever else you think you’d like to listen to while cooking to your Touch Board.

You can search for sounds online, or record yourself reading the cooking instructions with your smartphone. You can use this free online tool to crop your MP3s to the right length.

If you haven’t changed the MP3 files on your Touch Board before, have a look at this tutorial here.

recording with smartphoneinserting micro sd card into computerinserting micro sd card into usb stick

Step 5

Connect the Touch Board

Once you’ve got your sounds and instructions on your Touch Board, it’s time to place and connect the Board within its support box.

Set the Touch Board on the support box and attach the alligator clips from each sensor to your selected electrodes.

connecting button to touch board and touch recipe

Step 6

Connect audio and power

Plug in your speakers, you can keep them underneath the Touch Board in the support box. Plug in the Micro USB cable to provide the Board with power.

connecting speakers to touch recipe

Step 7

Your Touch Recipe is ready!

Congratulations, your Touch Recipe is ready to go! Turn your Touch Board on and give it a test. If you are done with the recipe, you can simply change the sounds on the SD card for new instructions.

If you come up with some crazy designs or new innovations we would love to hear from you! Simply send us your images or videos on Instagram or Twitter or email us at info@bareconductive.com.

 

completed touch recipe

Suggested Tutorials

screenprinting tools

Use Electric Paint to create crisp graphics and sensors

How to screen print with Electric Paint

We designed our board's capacitive sensors to be easy to connect to. Learn how to attach your project.

How to connect to your board’s capacitive sensors

Done with the Audio Guide? Follow this quick tutorial to customise your sounds and load your own MP3s.

Changing the MP3s on the Micro SD Card

Categories

Community

Instructions

Touch Board

Date Posted

2017/04/10

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