Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Do it with Makey Makey
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MaKey MaKey is an open source hardware project that can be used to turn everyday objects into touchpads. It is a kit that consists of a MaKey MaKey board, Alligator Clips and USB Cable. It can be used with any object that can conduct a bit of electricity.
How does it work?
Here is an excerpt (from official website) explaining how this kit works :
Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and an apple.
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Here is a video that demonstrate the use of Makey Makey :
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Who are the guys behind this project?
There are two guys, Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum who are final year PHD students at MIT media lab.
Here is an excerpt from their Bio :
Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Technology in Education from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab, for which he developed Jots, a system to support reflective learning in the Scratch programming environment.
We developed the circuit while students at MIT Media Lab while advised by Mitch Resnick, the creator of the Scratch programming language. MIT Media Lab taught us how to design stuff the way ninjas do.
If you visit the kickstarter page for this project, you will see that the project has already raised it's funding goal of $25000 on June 12, 2012. Here are the statistics provided on the projects kickstarter page :
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