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Makey Makey Inventor Kits for Art
My students need eight Makey Makey Invention Kits.
My classroom is a place where students are encouraged to make observations about the way that the world works.
My school is a Title One district charter school with open enrollment.
The students come from the neighborhood where the school is located, and from all corners of the Salt Lake Valley. All of the students share a common interest in science and math.
My students need 8 Makey Makey Invention Kits. The Makey Makey is a very unique device. It is basically an electronic micro-controller that works as an interface between an object and a computer. For example, the Makey Makey can be connected to a banana and to a computer. When the banana is touched, an electric current will be transmitted to the Makey Makey and from there transmitted to the computer. The computer will read the banana the same as a key stroke from a key board or a command from a mouse. Any object that can carry electric current can be used as an input device.
Graphite pencil drawings can also be connected to a Makey Makey. Students can create interactive art by simply drawing specific areas where the viewer should touch the art. The computer can then perform functions based on what the artist wants. A simple example would be to draw a piano keyboard, connect the Makey Makey to the desired key notes and play a tune from a drawing.
Access to cutting edge technology like the Makey Makey will give my students the chance to solve problems in a creative and meaningful way.
I hope that it will create more questions about technology and our use of technology.
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