The invention kit, called MaKey MaKey, is a circuit board that can be attached to different objects through alligator clips, turning anything into a keyboard or touch pad. Posted on crowd funding website Kickstarter, MaKey MaKey can be used to create customised keyboards to surf the web, type or play games.
A video posted on Kickstarter shows how bananas, pencil-drawn controllers and even Play-Doh can be used with MaKey MaKey to play games on a computer. The MaKey MaKey board can be attached to a computer through a USB port and works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and OS X.
The ability to create a customised keyboard or touch pad provides an alternative way for people to access and navigate a computer. People who have a cognitive or mobility impairment, for example, can use a custom built keyboard using MaKey Makey which can then be adjusted to suit their needs.
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