Makey Makey Mania

These past few weeks we’ve been playing with our teacher (Mr Graffin’s) newest toy that’s called a makey makey. It’s really cool and it uses electrical circuits to work. First off there is a control panel that you plug into the computer with metal panels that you clip wires to and they have arrows and click and space and on the back it has letters. You clip the wires onto the control panel and then the other end into a conductor like a potato or carrot. You then clip another wire onto the “earth” panel and then attach the other end of the earth wire to yourself. When you touch the potato or carrot it controls the computer. This works by the control panel generating electrons that flow through the negative end of the control panel and then through the earth wire. It then flows  through your body because your body is made up of about 60% water which is a conductor. It then flows through your finger into the potato or carrot and since the potato is connected through the wire back to the control panel that is connected to the computer it controls the computer. -Jacqui

MaKey MaKey’s!

 When I think of Makey Makey a lot of things comes to my mind! Makey Makeys are extremely fun but utterly BONKERS! You can turn carrots into a piano, potatoes into a keyboard and pac man game controls and anything you can think of you can do it with a Makey Makey. We are hoping that we can convince Ms Walsh if we can hopefully buy a couple more Makey Makeys to show and teach other children to have a infinite imagination. Jacqui and I are very creative and love to explore the world.

 

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