Easter Ninja Hack: Maker ‘Make Do’

That moment when you realise it's far too late for anything other than make do. And a late request from Jr for paint for the school's annual egg paint challenge turns up nothing but black paint.  And it's electric paint at that. But then, every cloud......... And every ninja....... Has potential for a Makey Makey hack. No…

Making circuits play ball with Makey Makey Go and electric paint

A Summer of sporting optimism and the anticipation of the start of the US Open after th'olympics and Wimbledon.  That's the background to our latest project, with an intention to nurture problem solving skills and perseverance alongside paddle prowess. And not forgetting role models though making.  In this case though, linking the sound of successes from…

Minion transformation with a graphite pencil sketch and Makey Makey Go

Yey - Makey Makey Go Inventor kits and booster gubbins arrive on a post-Christmas rainy day. Questions from the floor: What could we do in 10 minutes, including the time taken to unpack the box?How can such a small, portable kit inspire more ambitious projects to create using only space and left click initially?What's possible…

Sensory Tree: Festive tinkering with Soundplant & Makey Makey

A week of numerous conversations supporting plans to make computing and maker more inclusive ended with an email from a colleague that triggered this tinkering challenge. Warm Christmas wishes and the question about which device was controlling the lights on our family's tree. Was it Raspberry Pi? Actually, it was Codebug; an extension that came…