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Touch Board: Interactivity Everywhere

A project in London, United Kingdom by Bare Conductive

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Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.
Backers: 1895
Average Pledge Per Backer: £65

Funded: £122,907 of £15,000
Dates: Oct 29th -> Nov 28th (30 days)
Project By: Bare Conductive
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Latest News

14 Kickstarter Projects We're Excited for in 2014

December 16th - via:
We browsed techie Kickstarter projects and picked our favorites that begin delivery in 2014. (Read More)

Touch Board

November 20th - via:
I remember watching Depeche Mode perform live during their Music for the Masses tour. On stage Martin Gore would hit some pads that were connected to an Emulator sampler. From that moment on I wanted to turn everything into something that I could hit and have it make a sound. The Touch Board is a Kickstarter from a company called Bare Conductive. (Read More)

New Stretch Goal! Let's reach 100k!

November 19th - via:
More Paint and Global Hack days... Wow! We've been overwhelmed with the response to the Touch Board, thank you! With only nine days left in the campaign, we're very excited to announce one more stretch goal. If you can help us raise £100,000 or... (Read More)

Touchboard: Draw Your Next DJ Controller With Paint?

November 19th - via:
We’ve seen exciting touch-based projects in the MIDI controller in the past – most notably the conductive Makey Makey board that allowed bananas (or any conductive object) to be turned into a simple trigger for any type of project. Bare Conductive, the team behind Touch Board, got their start making conductive paint that allowed users to build conductive circuits on walls, tables, and other unique surfaces. (Read More)

Touch Board Allows You To Add Interactivity Almost Anywhere (video)

November 18th - via:
Bare Conductive the creators of awesome conductive paint which can be used to create unique electrical circuits is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which currently has 10 days left to run and features a new Touch Board they have created to make making interactive electronic circuits even easier. (Read More)

Touch Board + MIDI + iPad!

November 15th - via:
Thanks for all of your great feedback on our last MIDI video. Not surprisingly, we had a bunch more questions. A lot of you asked if you could hook the Touch Board up to an iPad as a MIDI device and the answer is... YES!  To do this, you'll need a... (Read More)

Bare Conductive – Touch Board: Interactivity Everywhere

November 15th - via:
The Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. Use the Touch Board 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. (Read More)

Add a Touch Interface to your Hardware with Touch Board

November 13th - via:
Create your own touch programs anywhere, anytime, on anything. (Read More)

Touch Board MIDI Magic

November 12th - via:
You've been asking about how the Touch Board can work with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), so we're responding! Take a look at the video for more information and make sure to keep an eye out for a cool application of the Touch Board +... (Read More)

Touch Board kit combines an Arduino heart with touch sensors, conductive paint

November 12th - via:
Capacitive sensing isn't limited to your smartphone. In fact, you can use contact with human skin (or any other conductive surface) to trigger almost any circuit. And the Touch Board from Bare Conductive wants you to combine your DIY spirit with the ability to turn practically any surface into a sensor. At the heart is an Arduino compatible microcontroller (based on the Leonardo) with a few extras baked in, including a Freescale touch sensor connected to 12 electrodes and an audio processor for triggering MIDI sounds or MP3 files. (Read More)

How to Turn Any Material or Surface into a Sensor

November 11th - via:
The Touch Board turns touch into sound, and much more. (Read More)

Best inventions for November

November 8th - via:
Touch Board is a project developed by Bare Conductive here in the UK, enabling you to bring interactivity to almost any surface. At the heart of the invention is the Touch Board itself, a Arduino-compatible circuit board that can run a motor, play a sound or link to another bit of gadgetry. You can use the device to create a piano on a table, or paint a light switch on your wall, or create an automatic doorbell that rings whenever someone walks by. Check out the video on the Kickstarter project page to get a feel for all the different capabilities of the unit. (Read More)

Touch Board le da una vuelta de tuerca a la interactividad sonora

November 8th - via:
Touch Board permite conectar cualquier material conductivo a sus 12 electrodos y disparar sonidos desde su reproductor MP3, tocar una nota MIDI, o controlar dispositivos Arduino. (Read More)

We have a stretch goal! Help us reach £75,000!

November 7th - via:
THANKS EVERYONE! £75,000 Here we come!You've been asking for stencils, so we've decided to make a special one just for you.  If we reach £75K we'll be adding an awesome stencil set to every pledge! The stencil will include the Touch Board... (Read More)

Arduino-Compatible Board Turns Any Conductive Surface into Sensor

November 7th - via:
Touch Board is an Arduino-compatible microcontroller that can turn any conductive surface into a sensor. (Read More)

Touch Board transforme une table en piano

November 7th - via:
Touch Board est un module Arduino qui embarque un lecteur MP3. Il suffit d’y relier un matériau conducteur pour produire du son à partir de n’importe quelle surface. Lancé par la société britannique Bare Conductive, ce projet a déjà largement dépassé son objectif de collecte de fonds sur la plateforme KickStarter. (Read More)

We've reached 50k!

November 6th - via:
We wanted to spell out our gratitude! We've got so much further than we ever expected, and it's all thanks to YOU!  Your fantastic response has given us the ability to do even more with the project. We've got some great ideas for stretch goals but... (Read More)

Touch Board:互动无处不在

November 6th - via:
Touch Board 是一款基于 Arduino 技术的设备,可以将各种材料或物体表面变成传感器,让没有生命的物体与你进行“互动”,为生活创造智慧和乐趣。设计者希望 Touch Board 成为简单易用的项目平台。 (Read More)

How do we make our graphics?...This is how.

November 5th - via:
We've had a few people asking how we made our graphics from the video so we thought we'd share with you some of our techniques.  You can use our Electric Paint in a variety of different ways, from just drawing lines with the pens to screen-printing,... (Read More)

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

November 5th - via:
Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and fun devices. Bare Conductive’s Touch Board turns anything conductive – including the Electric Paint and your body – into a trigger for its built-in mp3 player or MIDI device. (Read More)

Turn Any Surface Into A Sensor With Touch Board!

November 5th - via:
Every now and then something comes along that just makes you sit back and say “Wow!” and Touch Board from Bare Conductive is one of those ideas. It is a tool that can bring the interactive element to your projects so long as it is based on a conductive material. Touch Board comes in kits, starting at the basic right up to the complicated so pick your level wisely. (Read More)

Introducing the Back of the Touch Board

October 30th - via:
Ever wondered what the back of the Touch Board looks like?  The front and the back! When designing the Touch Board we wanted to create interesting graphics on both sides. The first thing you will notice about the underside of the board is that it is... (Read More)

We reached Our Goal! Thank you.

October 30th - via:
We did it!  And it's all down to you. Thanks to your support we've reached our goal in under 20 hours! This means the Touch Board will go into production and you'll be able to make all the amazing projects you've been dreaming about. We'll continue... (Read More)

Touch Board

October 30th - via:
As we've seen before, with the Music Ink project, anyone, even kids, can now transform touch into sound. All you need is conductive paint, some electrical components, and a lot of imagination. (Read More)

Transforming touch into sound

October 30th - via:
Bare Conductive has debuted the Touch Board, an Atmel-powered platform (ATMega32U4 MCU) that allows Makers to more easily create interactive and responsive projects. (Read More)

touch board PCB by bare conductive transforms tactile interaction into sound

October 29th - via:
the touch board uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface, transforming everyday objects into interactive artifacts. (Read More)

Touch Board - transform anything into an interactive surface

October 29th - via:
Touch Board is an awesome new tool with an Arduino heart, that makes projects responsive, smart or just plain fun! It transforms the world around you by turning almost any surface into a sensor. (Read More)

Touch Board brings Interactivity Everywhere

October 29th - via:
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! (Read More)

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