Touch Board Pro Kit

$184.00 ex VAT

Prototype and make a variety of interactive projects in no time.

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Prototype interactive projects and capacitive switches with Electric Paint and the Touch Board.

The Touch Board Pro Kit includes all you need to make a variety of interactive projects, everything from proximity and touch switches to musical instruments. The Touch Board Pro Kit includes all the tools and resources you need to prototype your projects.

Four brand new components to help get you making faster:

  • Touch Board Proto Shield for connecting additional functions to the Touch Board with ease
  • Pre­‐printed Electric Paint sensors so you can start testing immediately
  • Copper tape for connecting sensors over long distances or hard to reach spaces
  • Resource Guide with tips, tricks and techniques

LEVEL: Electronics Beginner to Programming Pro

About Electric Paint
Your design and electronics projects are about to change forever with this easy to use electrically conductive paint. Paint circuits or use as a conductive adhesive on almost anything including paper, plastic, textiles and conventional electronics.

About the Touch Board
Turn your Electric Paint creations into interactive masterpieces. Connect Electric Paint to its 12 electrodes to trigger sounds through its MP3 player, trigger a MIDI note or do much more. Find well-documented code and libraries for optional programming on the Arduino IDE.

Included:

1 x Touch Board
1 x Electric Paint 10ml Tube
1 x Electric Paint 50ml Jar
3 x A5 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)

Designers and Engineers

Test sensors and build touch or proximity prototypes. Follow our extensive tutorials to help you tune our hardware to your needs. Create a painted MIDI instrument or a custom gaming interface.

Studio PSK’s Polyphonic Playground created a large scale space where every surface was a musical interface.

hand on wood structure

Touch Board Proto Shield

The Touch Board Proto Shield provides an easy and robust way to add functions to your Touch Board, and a multitude of ways to connect to your electrodes. It features screw terminals for wired connections, a convenient ground plane for using shielded cable, a prototyping area and all pins brought up to the shield for your project.

proto shield shape

Printed Sensors

Printed Sensors are precisely screen printed with Electric Paint and coated with a clear seal, making them smudge and water resistant. They can be bent to create 3D sensors or cut into custom shapes to fit your project. Each sheet has 16 exposed (unsealed) nodes, which can be connected to a variety of boards and clips. The pattern on the Printed Sensors has been specifically designed and tested by us for touch and proximity sensing projects.

Data Sheets:
Electric Paint Application Notes 
Electric Paint Technical Data Sheet
Electric Paint MSDS

Resources:
Touch Board Technical Data Sheet
Touch Board Workshop Manual
Touch Board Techniques and Inspiration
Touch Board Basic Projects
 
Touch Board Digital Toolkit

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Printed Sensors

• Touch and distance sensing
• Screen printed using Electric Paint
• Sealed with a smudge-proof coating

Touch Board Proto Shield

• Screw terminals for wired connections
• Ground plane
• Prototyping area
• Pins brought up to the shield for your project

Electric Paint

• Dries at room temperature in 10-15 minutes
• Must be fully dry to work
• Easily removable with soap and water
• Seal with acrylic paint or spray varnish
• Can last years if treated properly and kept dry
• Works on: paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, glass, plaster, some rubbers, textiles, etc…

Touch Board

• Touch and Distance Sensing
• Works great with Electric Paint
• Preprogrammed as an MP3 Player
• Easy to program as a MIDI instrument or MIDI interface
• HID capable – turn the Touch Board into a keyboard or mouse
• Arduino-compatible and programmable through the Arduino IDE
• Arduino Leonardo pin layout supporting Arduino shields

Extensive project examples and resources on the MAKE page.

Precautions of use:
Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult whilst using this product. This kit contains small components. Keep out of reach of young children. Please read precautions printed on Electric Paint and Touch Board carefully before use. Bare Conductive takes no responsibility for external circuitry connected to the Touch Board.


Made in the UK
HEIGHT
5.5cm (2.2in)
WIDTH
21.7cm (8.5in)
DEPTH
15.7cm (6.2in)
WEIGHT
0.513kg (18.1oz)
AGES
14+

5 reviews for Touch Board Pro Kit

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Harris

    Can this be used to increase conductivity be-twine to pieces of metal. I need a coating to crate better connection between a circuit breaker and the bus bar.

    • Pascal Loose

      We wouldn’t recommend the paint to be used in such applications, we only recommend applications of up to 12VDC and 50mA.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ida

    Hi guys. I am trying to connect the touch board to Ableton, sending notes (not CC) using capacitive touch sensing. Somehow when touching the board directly it sends a pulse, but if I use an extension (foil, wire, anything) it doesn’t read a signal. Can you tell me what the issue of the boards communcation here is? Data protocol interference? thanks in advance

    • Bare Conductive

      Hello! Have you made sure to restart the program after connecting conductive materials to the electrodes? If not, can you send us images of your set-up at info@bareconductive.com?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Syed ibrahim

    1,Your paint is water soluble which can’t be used for lo g time how can you over come this?
    2,what is the validity(till what time it will conduct) of the paint?

    3,
    Lookingforward to ur reply
    Thank you
    Syed

    • Bibi Nelson

      Hi Syed – Yes the paint is water soluble, you can seal it with a waterproof varnish, there is a good project on How to Seal Electric Paint on our Make Page. The paint in general will last as long as the substrate it is applied to, however if it is applied to surfaces or materials that have a lot of mechanical stress such as fabric the paint can crack a little.

  4. Colm Slattery

    Hi guys,

    Great products 🙂
    Is it possible to generate different numbers into the computer with a proximity sensor implementing the Touch Board and conductive paint?
    ie. like controling a LFO with the proximity sensor and playing sounds with the other hand?
    Look forward to hearing back from you,
    Thank you,
    Colm Slattery.

    • Bibi

      Hello – this should be possible – check out the Touch Board Grapher Tutorial it shows you how to use datastream and you might find the graphing visual useful too 🙂 Also you might find the MiDi Thereamin useful too

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kire Stankoski

    Best product last 10 yars…

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