Whether you are a designer, engineer, artist, student or educator the Touch Board has more inputs and outputs than almost any Arduino compatible device. It is a powerful prototyping tool which combines Arduino compatibility with robust capacitive touch, distance sensing, an MP3 Player, MIDI functionality and a LiPo battery charger. Make a powerful distance sensor, make an MP3 player or make a hackable MIDI controller, or combine all three!
The Touch Board has 12 electrodes that can be extended to create individual touch sensors using Electric Paint or any other conductive material. Listen to the Touch Board’s pre-loaded audio guide and then listen to your own MP3s by loading on the microSD card. Upload our MIDI controller code and connect your Touch Board to Ableton Live, Garage Band and more.
The Touch Board is as powerful as it is easy to use and can be used and programmed just like an Arduino through the Arduino IDE. We’ve got robust and fully-featured libraries, example code and tons of tutorials so you can take advantage of all of its features. Use your Touch Board to transform the world around you!
LEVEL: Beginner to Programming Pro
Nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble, Electric Paint is a great prototyping tool, and works on paper, plastic, textiles, wood, plaster, glass, and most other surfaces. Once applied the paint dries quickly at room temperature, and can be removed with soap and water.
Electric Paint can be used like any other water-based paint, which makes it great for applications involving painting, screen printing, stencilling, or even as watercolour.
For permanent applications, or to create multi-layer circuitry, Electric Paint can be insulated using standard acrylic or water-based paints. Want to make it more intelligent? Use it alongside microcontrollers like the Touch Board, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, or LilyPad.
Put this flexible, revolutionary material in your toolbox today!
LEVEL: Beginner to Expert Engineer
Add precise capacitive touch, distance sensing and high quality audio to your Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Zero and later (any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector). Connect Electric Paint or anything conductive to one of the 12 electrodes to control sounds, video and more. Connecting the physical world to the digital world is easy with our fully featured libraries and our extensive online tutorials.
• High quality audio output
• Extensive tutorials and easy startup experience
• Powerful Python, C++ and Node.js libraries so that you can include sensors in your project
• User-programmable RGB LED and multi function button
• Prototyping area with GPIO breakout to add additional sensors or buttons
• Works with Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Zero and later (Any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector)
The Pi Cap software is in the official Raspbian repository, so installing all the software you need is as easy as Pi. This also means you’ll get updates through
apt-get, just like you do with the core Raspberry Pi packages. We love Linux!
Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity! This means that you can paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass.
The Electric Paint 10ml Tube is perfect for small scale projects where detail is important, or for painting, soldering or repairing small breaks. You will find it in some of our kits where creating a nice small circuit is necessary.
Nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble, Electric Paint 10ml Tubes are great for prototyping, and safe for makers of all ages. Once applied the paint dries quickly at room temperature, and can be removed with soap and water.
Want to make it more intelligent? Try Electric Paint alongside microcontrollers like the Touch Board, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, or LilyPad.
LEVEL: Super Beginner to Expert Engineer