In the dark labs of the MIT Media Lab, two students created a tool to help us as humans get closer to the computers that surround our life and understand what’s under the dress.
Growing up in the millennial generation, you can bet I was surrounded by emerging technology every year and was always tempted to remove the covers of everything to get a peek under. As I started moving onto dissecting bigger things, I noticed a similarity in how everything was laid out and worked. As with all interests, when one gets to the point where the sub-topics of a genre are well familiar and understood, this is your mind taking one step closer to becoming a master of the subject.
Makey Makey has gone ahead and created a process that skips around the physical procedure of taking apart a piece of technology. The company provides you with: MaKey MaKey, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Clips, 6 connector wires, and all packages with documentation and a pleasantly colored box. A simple plug into your USB port, connect the alligator clips to the Makey Makey and the other ends on the object you want to make come alive and you are ready to go! This is an awesome way to get someone from any age interested in the process of creating technology.
If you want to check out more information, check out: Makey Makey
Here are some great examples of what you could do if you need a little brain flow:
Endless music ideas; imagine an interactive dance floor at your next party:
Have a kid but having trouble getting him to go to the bathroom? Try this:
Yes, you can even control your own robot….
I will be picking one this year so stay tuned for some project ideas I have.