Touch Board


Image credit: Make anything you touch make a sound

Transforming touch into sound. The Touch Board will change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor.

The Touch Board is designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects.

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 – The Touch Boards are pre-programmed to turn touch into sound so all you’ll need to do is plug in a micro USB cable or LiPo 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 – The technology is based on the Open Source Arduino Leonardo board and can be programmed in the Arduino IDE. It works with most shields and it can act as an HID.

ScienceRewired have invested in a Touch Board Kit, with paint and stencils for our Labs.
Register your interest for more information.

Organisation: Bare Conductive
Point of contact:
Project link:

About The Author

Avatar of ScienceRewired

  • Get Livefyre
  • FAQ