This is the project files for the Touchy board fmrware. Touchy Board is the boldport club project #7.
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This is the project files for the Touchy board firmware. Touchy Board is the boldport club project #7.


Project Page

The project page can be found at


the project files were develop using Silabs Simplicity studio which is a variant of eclipse that uses Arm keil C51 compiler.


  • HEX
    This is where the compiled version of the projects are stored. These are purely for convenience so that anyone wanting to avoid installing and compiling the project source.

  • Simple
    As the name suggest, this is a simple project to for test the basic functionality of the Touchy board. It uses Silabs CapsenseCircleSlider example project as its template. Touchy board.

Demo Video

#5 - Demo of the test firmware for Boldport Kit no. 7 Touchy


Note the instructions were taken directly from silabs and AN945.pdf.

Here's the video @opticalworm running through the process of uploading firmware on to the Touchy board via its serial bootloader.
#7 - How to upload code to the Touchy board via the serial Bootloader


This project uses Silabs Simplicity studio.

Tools for Debugging (Optional)

The great news is that the Touch board has its debugger ports routed out to the 2.54mm pins headers. However, the board does have a bootloader already programmed so if you have no intention to spend money on a debugger you have the choice of not using a debugger.

That said, if you are planning on doing some heavy development on the touchy board or even on the EFM8SBS1 cores then here are a couple of debugger that you can use.


For instruction on how to program the board via the bootloader can be found here.

Importing projects to Simplicity Studio

  • Right Click on the Project Explorer
  • Click on Import and then Import again
  • Then select General -> Existing Project into Workspace
  • Click Next
  • Select the Select root directory and then click browse..
  • On the Browse window, find and click on the Simple project directory and click OK
  • Then click on Finish