Thursday, November 16, 2017

Touch Board Take 1

One of the projects Jenny and I will be focusing on creating is an interactive mural board. This device will help some of our 6th grade students present their passion projects in an innovative and creative way.

Today we played around with a Bare Conductive Touch Board. This board will be the heart of the project allowing our students to record short segments about their projects which will be played at the touch of a button. The device is similar to a Makey Makey but is programmed using a mini SD card and works with conductive paint. 

We were easily able to get the board plugged into a computer but were unable to get the alligator clips to work when plugged into the electrode holes. After a lot of troubleshooting, we Googled the problem. The solution? Make sure the board is clean and the holes are clear from any previous conductive paint residue. One light wash with water and we were in business!

Stay tuned for more updates!

1 comment:

  1. Ah ... I'm afraid that might be my fault. My (F)irst (A)ttempt (I)n (L)earning with the Touchboard was a fail and I should have made sure I washed the board when I was picking up from my first attempt.

    But now you have me excited. I'm going to pull out the Touchboard I have with me later today. Thanks for the inspiration.