Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Makey Makey - turning anything into a keyboard

Saw this in a Maplin leaflet, and now I'm tagging it with not done yet, because I've not yet come up with the ultimate killer app for this:

MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.

"Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board.
For example, you and an apple."

"When you touch the apple, you make a connection,
and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message."

The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse).

"Let's say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys"

"Or say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a pencil:"

All details here on the makey makey home page...

No idea what I'd use it for - shh... coming up with something worth the 50 quid price tag...

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