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Makey Makey $49.95

My daughter and I used this to build a horsetail-grass and papyrus drum machine, and you can too! Turns any conductive object into a potential switch, uses no special drivers, the MaKey MaKey simply appears to your computer as the arrow keys, mouse click, spacebar, and other keys simply by plunging it in.

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

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