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TOMO is a programmable Touch Synthesizer board based on Arduino.

TOMO can sense your touch on many different materials and create sounds to tell people things.


What is TOMO?


TO means touch. Tomo uses Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing (SFCS) a concept explored by Disney Research Labs on this paper. The Arduino implementation is based on the documentation by ILLUTRON and developed by Cleniem. The internal ongoing research on SFCS can be found at fablabbcn/TouchE.


MO means Mozzi an amazing library for sound synthesis library for Arduino developed by Tim Barrass. This means you can create sounds with it from simple tones to delays and echos. We will soon add *.WAV palying functionality too.

How is TOMO?

  • Small
  • Portable
  • Easy
  • Fun
  • and it runs on batteries for a week!

Project team:

This project was developed with the support of the EASTN (The European Art-Science-Technology Network) at Fab Lab Barcelona. The first real setup was done for the FAV Festival in Monpellier in June 2014.

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