With a small circuit board and some alligator clips, you can turn almost anything into a touch pad or joystick. The kit includes the MaKey MaKey circuit board, alligator clips, and USB cable. You can make anything into a keyboard key (this Make Key).
Here’s how it works:
Hook the board to a computer via the USB cable. Clip two objects to the board. You and a banana for example. When you touch the banana, you make a connection and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message.
MaKey MaKey classic will run you $49.95 and is rated age 8 to infinity. MaKey MaKey Go is in preorder for $24.95. This is the size of a thumb drive and rated ages 6 to infinity. It includes a USB invention stick, case with magnet, one alligator clip, keyring, and instructions.
Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World.
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