My project was to use a makey makey kit to control a scratch program. A makey makey kit basically just uses a circuit board to connect your computer to almost anything. I discovered makey makey at the Phoenix Asylum in Boulder Colorado. P.S. no potatoes are actually involved in this project, the're just fabulous.
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Step 1: Get All of Your Parts.
To do this project you will need
alligator clip wires x4
pieces of tinfoil x3
small wires x2
makey makey control board x1
USB connection wire x1
Step 2: Connect Small Wires
Use your two small wires and stick them in the A and D slots of the makey makey board.
Step 3: Add Alligator Clip Wires
Connect one end of an alligator clip wire to each small wire, as shown in the picture.
Step 4: Add Your Ground
Connect two alligator clip wires together and snap one onto the ground section of your makey makey board.
Step 5: Tinfoil
Connect one piece of tinfoil to each of the empty alligator clips.
Step 6: Add Your USB Connection
Plug your connection wire into the makey makey board.
Step 7: Plug It in to Your Computer
Plug the USB into your computer. The light on your makey makey board should turn on.
Step 8: Scratch Account
Setup an account on scratch.mit.edu. Scratch is a simple programming language that you can use to animate things easily.
Step 9: Codes
Create a new project on scratch and put this code in all of your sprites. It doesn't have to be unicorns but I prefer them. You can change around the turn degrees and make them faster or slower as you prefer.
Step 10: How to Use
To use this new program that you have made just hold down the tinfoil that is connected to the ground section of your makey makey board. Then press either one of the other pieces of tinfoil and your program should start working and your sprites should spin.