Banana Piano

At Manhattan Free School, I made a banana piano with the MaKey MaKey, a small device that lets you operate a computer using everyday objects. I plugged it in to the computer and then attached it to the bananas using pipe cleaners in place of wires. Then I held on to the MaKey MaKey’s ground output, and by touching a banana I complete a circuit and the computer thought I was pressing a key. After pulling up an online piano, I could play the bananas.
photoIt was a cool thing to do, and it was fun to teach the other kids how to use it and how it worked.