touch board PCB transforms tactile interaction into sound touch board PCB transforms tactile interaction into sound
oct 29, 2013

touch board PCB transforms tactile interaction into sound

touch board PCB by bare conductive transforms tactile interaction into sound
all images courtesy bare conductive

 

 

london-based design studio bare conductive have developed the ‘touch board’, a tool capable of transforming everyday objects into interactive and responsive artifacts. the device uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface. light switches can be painted on the wall with electrically conductive paint and can also be used to create distance sensors which work from up to 20cm away. based off the arduino leonardo, it can be programmed in the arduino IDE, works with most shields and also act as an HID.

 

the ‘touch boards’ are pre-programmed to turn touch into sound by simply connecting to a speaker and plugging in a micro USB cable. interaction with any one of the electrodes causes the MP3/MIDI player to play the associated track from the inserted microSD card. changing the sound is as simple as replacing the card. 

 

the project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter. to learn more about the project, see here.

 

 


the device uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface

 

 

the hardware can be used to create distance sensors which work from up to 20cm away

 

 

 

 

touch board: interactivity everywhere

 

 

the boards are pre-programmed to turn touch into sound: connect to a speaker and plug in the micro USB cable

 

 

 

 

the PCB is capable of transforming everyday objects into interactive and responsive artifacts

 

 

light switches can be painted on the wall with electrically conductive paint

 

 

a cardboard speaker created with touch boards and ‘electric paint’

 

 

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