It bundles the key elements of their range all together, with some additional materials (sticky tabs, velcro stickers, paper cutouts).
The idea is that it opens striking new ways to turn surfaces and materials into sensors and trigger programmable responses.
The company writes:
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, a programming pro or looking for a great gift for a tinkerer, this kit will let you start making interactive projects in no time.
The Touch Board Starter Kit has everything you need to turn any surface, object or space into a sensor. In this box you’ll find a Touch Board, Electric Paint, essential components and everything you need to start creating interactive electronic projects.
The full kit includes:
1 x Touch Board
1 x Electric Paint 10ml Tube
1 x Electric Paint 50ml Jar
1 x Guidebook
1 x MicroSD Card
1 x MicroSD Card Reader
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Mini Speaker
12 x Alligator Clips (colours vary)
1 x House Stencil
1 x Stencil Brush
12 x Sticky Tabs
3 x Velcro Stickers
2 x Paper Cutouts
The Touch Board at the heart of the kit is based on an Arduino, note.
You can read application notes and data sheets online. Note that children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult, says the company.
It retails for £92 and you can read more information on the Bare Conductive website.
Check out the brief snappy video
What is ‘electric paint’ exactly. Bare Conductive says it dry at room temperature within 10-15 minutes and is easily removable with soap and water. Apparently, you can seal it with acrylic paint or spray varnish, and it can “last years if treated properly and kept dry”.
It works on paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, glass, some rubbers and even textiles…
Thanks to Dave B. for highlighting this.
And here’s a bit more about the central Touch Board: