Bare Conductive Touch Board Inventors Kit
Everything you need to start inventing with the Touch Board.
This kit contains:
Electric Paint Pen (10ml)
Electric Paint Jar (50ml)
MicroSD card reader (may differ from image)
Micro USB cable
Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Touch Board Stencil
Alligator clips x 12
Introducing the Touch Board Inventors Kit, our first project box that contains everything you need to start getting creative with the Touch Board. Inside you’ll find a Touch Board, Electric Paint, essential components and a guide to help you quickly start making your projects interactive. The Touch Board Inventors kit comes ready to plug in and play and is supported by a growing range of tutorials that vary from starting out with graphical sensors to making a distance sensor drum-kit. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, a programming pro or looking for a great gift for a tinkerer, this kit is for you.
Educators – want make a touch sensitive classroom display or add interactivity to your lessons? The Touch Board Inventors Kit also offers a fantastic resource for any group activity or after school club.
The Touch Board is designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects. Use it to change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor. Connect anything conductive to one of its 12 electrodes and trigger a sound via its onboard MP3 player, play a MIDI note or do anything else that you might do with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible device.
Touch Board Features:
We want the Touch Board to be easy for everyone to use so we’re shipping it pre-programmed with an audio guide. It’s never been easier to start making with an Arduino-based product.
Touch and Distance Sensing
Turn any conductive material into a button or distance sensor. Use Electric Paint to print a button onto an interactive book, make a proximity sensor with a spool of conductive thread or turn the wall of your classroom into an interactive map!
MP3/MIDI and More
An Arduino that plays music! The Touch Board can play MP3 files off of the microSD card, work as a MIDI synthesiser and even send MIDI information to another device (like a laptop or iPad). Connect up a speaker to the 3.5mm audio jack and get going!
The Touch Board is like a supercharged Arduino Leonardo. Program it just like an Arduino, use your existing code and your favourite shields, but don’t forget to check out our awesome libraries and support.
We built the Touch Board with a LiPo battery charger. Connect your LiPo, put your project in a box and charge via USB. LEDs on the board indicate charging status and an ON/OFF switch means you won’t run down your battery when you’re taking a break.
Arduino compatible (recognised as an Arduino Leonardo in IDE)
Atmel ATMega32U4 Microprocessor
Freescale MPR121 dedicated touch interface
VLSI VS1053B audio processor
Arduino Shield Compatible (check pins available)
32 KB of Flash Memory of which 4 KB is used for bootloader
5V operating voltage (automatic voltage selector for USB or battery operation)
Built in LiPo battery charging with onboard boost circuit for 5V operation
16 MHz clock speed
Can be powered and programmed over USB
20 digital I/O pins (3 used for Touch IC and 5 for MP3 IC – can be disabled)
7 PWM channels
12 analog input channels
12 Touch electrodes of which 8 can be configured as extra digital inputs or outputs with PWM capability
84mm x 62mm foot print with maximum height of 10mm (audio connector)