Thursday, May 16, 2013

Makey-Makey

Is your computer keyboard not working? Not to worry with the MaKey, MaKey which can turn even bacon into a DIY keyboard, mouse, or video game controller.

According to the website, "the Makey Makey is an Arduino-based device that lets you turn nearly anything into a computer key. Just attach the included alligator clips to food, people, liquids, Play-Doh, or any other somewhat conductive material for a whole new level of interactivity and fun." 

This video explains it all and the possibilities are endless for programming with children and teens. Perhaps a contest for the most creative use of an object?  Or exploring the scientific method about which materials work better than others?   Stay tuned for more exciting projects as we research possible Makerspace programs.


1 comment:

  1. Plans are in the making for the DFL to get on this band wagon.
    Thank you, Jess, for bringing this to our attention...!

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