Our friends at Bare Conductive have recently announced the launch of their Touch Board Inventors Kit, an all-in-one DIY box that contains everything a Maker could possibly need to start getting creative with the ATmega32U4 based board.
Open the box and you will find not only a Touch Board, but some Electric Paint, other key components as well as a step-by-step tutorial to help guide you. The Touch Board Inventors kit comes ready to plug in and play, and is supported by a growing range of tutorials that vary from starting out with graphical sensors to making a distance sensor drum-kit.
As the Bare Conductive team notes, “Whether you’re an absolute beginner, a programming pro or looking for a great gift for a tinkerer, this kit is for you!”
The uniquely-designed Touch Board provides Makers with the ability to transform nearly any material or surface into a sensor. Simply connect anything conductive to one of the board’s 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.
As noted above, the core of the Touch Board is an ATmega32U4 processor clocked at 16MHz and running at 5V – the same as the Arduino Leonardo. It also offers 32KB of flash program memory and 4KB of RAM, plenty for most programs Makers might want to write.
The newly-announced kit consists of:
- Touch Board
- Electric Paint pen (10ml)
- Electric Paint jar (50ml)
- MicroSD card reader
- Micro USB cable
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Mini speaker
- Touch Board stencil
- Alligator clips x 12
Ready to start thinking outside the box? Get your Inventors Kit today!