(702) Alligator Clip the Internet to Your World with MaKey MaKey

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

10:00am to 1:00pm (GMT)

MaKey MaKey lets you turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's an invention kit for everyone, making creative physical computing accessible with no electronics and no programming required.

The MaKey MaKey circuit board pretends it's a USB keyboard, but you make your own keys by alligator clipping it to objects that are at least a little bit conductive. Press the spacebar by completing a circuit when you touch a banana, your grandma, or a penny. Make a piano out of pastries, or a game controller out of play-doh.

In this session, after a quick intro to MaKey MaKey, we'll spend our time tinkering and hacking. We'll focus on inventions that extend open source web technologies into the physical world in playful new ways.

Beginning with a brief intro to the MaKey MaKey kit, participants will move quickly to having a chance to try it out individually or in small groups. We'll do some brainstorming together, spend most of the time hacking together crazy inventions, and then wrap up with demos and reflection.

We will plan to have a variety of materials on hand for people to build with, including conductive materials, craft materials, and tools.

Who should come?

  • everyone!

About the speaker

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Eric Rosenbaum

PhD student at MIT @MediaLab, co-creator of #MaKeyMaKey, Singing Fingers, MelodyMorph, MmmTsss, Glowdoodle, member of @ScratchTeam bio from Twitter

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3 attendees

  • Adam Cohen-Rose
  • Andy Piper
  • Eric Rosenbaum

3 trackers

  • Karen Leech
  • Marc Barto
  • Pulkit Sethi

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 10:00am1:00pm GMT

Date Sat 10th November 2012

Where

7. Floor, Ravensbourne

Session Hash Tag

#mozfest

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lanyrd.com/sykwh

Official event site

mozillafestival.org

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