Touch Board brings Interactivity Everywhere

Zoe RomanoOctober 29th, 2013

Touch Board

 

We’re proud to announce that the Touch Board by BareConductive is one of the first projects to be selected for our new Arduino At Heart program and it’s launching today on Kickstarter!

The Touch Board is a way to turn almost any surface into an interface. As many of you know, the last two years of Electric Paint have shown us that there is a real interest in developing unexpected interactions.

That’s why BareConductive team decided to develop a board able to do a ton of cool stuff but focused on 3 main points. Here’s how Becky, one of the founders, described it to us:

 

  • Radical Interfaces – The Touch Board uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface. Imagine light switches painted on the wall with  Electric Paint, interactive books or hidden sensors that can detect a whole person. The Touch board can also be used to create distance sensors which work from up to 20cm away – which is as cool as it sounds.
  • No Programming Required – We’ll be shipping the Touch Boards pre-programmed to turn touch into sound so all you’ll need to do is plug in a micro USB cable or LiPo (we’ve built in onboard charging) and a speaker and you’re ready to go. Touch any one of the electrodes and the MP3/MIDI player will play the associated track from the supplied microSD card. Changing the sounds is as simple as changing the card.
  • Arduino-compatible - We wanted to make sure that this board was easy to use and had as wide an audience as possible so we based it off an Arduino Leonardo (and recognised as an Arduino Leonardo in IDE). It can be programmed in the Arduino IDE, it works with most shields and it can act as an HID. We’re proud to say that we’re part of the new Arduino at Heart program. Working with Arduino has been great and they’re fully behind the Touch Board.

Take a look at the video and support them now:

And don’t forget to take a look at the Arduino at Heart products and program, designed for makers and companies wanting to make their products easily recognizable as based on the Arduino technology!

2 Responses to “Touch Board brings Interactivity Everywhere”

  1. ShreyasSkandan Says:

    Amazing!

  2. mace Says:

    Very cool, good job :)

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