January 17, 2013
MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

Got to see a MaKey MaKey in person last night, thanks to one of the guys at the FV.rb meeting last night.

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween[…]

Basically it’s a circuit board with a USB connector to plug into a computer, and it acts as a keyboard. It has several connectors (wsad and up down left right, plus a few others) that when they’re connected, translate into that key being pressed.

This kickstarter project was overfunded by about 20x, and for what it is, I think it’s pretty damn cool.

Posted by Arcterex at January 17, 2013 09:41 AM