Touch Board

$69.50 ex VAT

Design with paintable sensors. Turn touch into sound and make any surface interactive.

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The Touch Board makes your projects interactive.

One tool, a million possibilities! Create sensors with the Touch Board’s 12 electrodes and trigger sounds through its MP3 player. Make a MIDI piano, an interactive wall, a proximity sensor — you decide. Use our cross‐platform  installer to add loads of code examples to the Arduino IDE.

Not sure where to get started? Take a look at our Touch Board Starter Kit. It comes  with all the materials and ideas you need to get making today!

Works with:
Protoshields, crocodile clips,  copper tape, solder and e‐textiles. Use with Electric Paint to design your own sensors.

LEVEL: Beginner to Expert Engineer


1 x Touch Board
1 x MicroSD card

Getting started is easy

The Touch Board comes pre-programmed with an audio guide that takes you through basic features and highlights of the board. This tutorial below will get you up and running in no time.

Getting Started with the Touch Board

Capacitive touch and distance sensing

Want to paint an interactive wall? The Touch Board is for you. Connect something conductive – like our Electric Paint – to any one of the 12 electrodes and turn it into a reliable touch or distance sensor. Use the tutorials below to see the power of the Touch Board’s sensors in action.

Proximity Sensing with the Touch Board
Visualising Touch Board Sensor Performance

Touch Board Arduino Distance and Proximity Sensor Electric Paint

You’ve got an Arduino

The Touch Board is easily programmed via the Arduino IDE. Use the tutorial below to get our libraries and example sketches on your machine instantly. Tune your distance sensors, play MP3s or make an amazing MIDI controller. It’s just an upload away.

Programming the Touch Board with Arduino

You’ve got an MP3 Player

Your Touch Board will arrive programmed as an MP3 player. Want to switch our audio guide for your favourite tunes? Just follow the straightforward tutorial below. Want to use the MP3 functionality for another project? Great. Our libraries make it easy to control your files.

Loading your own MP3s onto the Touch Board

micro SD card

You’ve got a Hackable MIDI Controller

The Touch Board is the most flexible MIDI controller on the market. Turn any thing, any surface or any space into a USB MIDI controller. Take a look at the tutorials below to get your Touch Board connected to Ableton Live and Max/MSP in just a few steps.

Using the Touch Board with Ableton Live
Using the Touch Board with Max/MSP

Data Sheets:
Touch Board Technical Data Sheet
Touch Board shield guide
Touch Board pin map

Touch Board Workshop Manual
Touch Board Techniques and Inspiration  
Touch Board Basic Projects
Touch Board Digital Toolkit


• Capacitive touch and distance sensing
• Arduino compatible
• No programming required
• Code and libraries for the Arduino IDE for optional programming
• 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
• Serial communication available
• Arduino Leonardo pin layout supporting Arduino shields
• Built in LiPo battery charger
• 3.5mm audio jack
• 20 Digital I/O pins
• 12 Analogue pins
• Atmel ATMega32U4 Microprocessor
• Freescale MPR121 dedicated touch interface
• VLSI VS1053B audio processor
• 32 kB of Flash Memory of which 4 KB is used for bootloader
• 2.5 kB of SRAM
• microSD card included, the Touch Board will work with any microSD card up to 32GB.
• 5V operating voltage

Precautions of use:
Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult whilst using this product. This board may be powered over USB, by an approved 3.7V Lithium Polymer cell or a 3.0~5.5V DC power supply. Observe battery polarity markings carefully before use. Do not use on conductive/met-­‐al surfaces as this may short circuit the board and damage it. Bare Conductive takes no for external circuitry connected to this board.

Made in the UK
2.5cm (1.2in)
13.5cm (5.3in)
10.5cm (4.2in)
0.063kg (2.2oz)

8 reviews for Touch Board

  1. Matt Howarth

    I have now bought more than 25 touch boards and will be continuing to buy them for ongoing projects. Not only are they fantastic straight out of the box, but they are super adaptable, easily re-programmable, rock solid reliable and the after sales service is second to none. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Matt Howarth MD of Puppetman Productions

  2. John

    Performs as advertised. I would appreciate a dimensioned drawing for the board layout including mounting holes and perimeter.

  3. Wesley

    The most beautiful board I’ve ever seen 🙂

    The attention to detail is awesome, and the whole package is really nice. I’ve kept my box as a way to store it when it’s not in use, and like the Arduino, I will probably keep the box on the work bench since it’s a nice little piece to display on its own.

    This is a great board for artists or those who want to create interactive projects. People, kids especially, like things they can touch and hear, and being able to paint things to interact with is really fun 🙂

    I received mine as a gift from my girlfriend, and I was really impressed. If you’re on the fence, I’d say get one, and if you know an electronics or programming buff, this is the perfect gift for them 🙂

  4. Alexander

    Umm just wondering what you get in the package

    • Bibi Nelson

      In the box, you get a Touch Board and a microSD card that is already inserted into Touch Board and is pre-loaded with an audio guide to get you started. All you need is a USB cable to power it up and some headphones or a speaker to listen to the guide.

  5. sreekanth

    can this product be shipped to INDIA please

    • Grace Attlee

      Hi there, we ship worldwide. You can find shipping information here under the ‘Shipping’ tab:


  6. Patrick


    I recently received the Touch Board. The whole unpacking experience is great. The premium quality box and board put a smile on my face! I can’t wait to free some time to create a cool project with it.

    Thanks for creating such a cool product!


  7. Erik

    Received my touchboard yesterday, so spend last night playing with it. My kids are so going to love this thing! (btw +10 for the design of the packaging!)

  8. Hugo

    I’ve just picked it up at the post office, gave it a try and I must say that so far it absolutely meets my (extremely high) expectations. 
Nice attention to detail. 
Thank you for this great product.

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