I love toys that encourage kids to be creative and inventive. This one certainly fits the bill – a DIY Touchpad / Keyboard from MaKey MaKey The Original Invention Kit for Everyone.
Get your own DIY touchpad / keyboard here.
With this kit, you can turn almost anything that conducts at least a little electricity into a keyboard or a touchpad, for example — Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Fruits, Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Pets, Aluminum, Rain, etc.
The nice part about this toy is that no programming is required and the alligator clips make it simple for anyone to clamp onto the desired object.
With this, you kids can:
- Make a piano out of bananas.
- Take an automatic picture of the cat whenever she drinks water.
This is really a much needed toy to get kids to think out of the box and be creative. Kudos to the creators of this!!
Get your own DIY Keyboard / touchpad here.