Author Topic: Arduino-compatible cap touch sense board with built-in VS1053b for MP3 decoding  (Read 2315 times)

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Offline stefandz

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Hi everyone

Bare Conductive have just launched the Touch Board, an Arduino-compatible development board which allows you to create interactivity everywhere. Bare Conductive has been known for creating an electrically conductive paint (Electric Paint) and kits, but our community has encouraged us to develop hardware, thus The Touch Board. Our Kickstarter page has a great video, application information and tech specs. It's pretty exciting stuff.

We think the Touch Board is a great piece of kit for a couple of reasons:

Radical Interfaces: The Touch Board uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface. Imagine light switches painted on the wall with our 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. 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.

This is obviously a blatant plug, but we thought people reading the EEVblog forum would be interested. Please check us out and pass this on to friends who you think might be interested!



Offline edavid

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Why do people post these things without mentioning the one thing everyone wants to know, the price?  It's GBP 45 + shipping.

Offline stefandz

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My apologies edavid - it is indeed 45 GBP + shipping. Busy day!!


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