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Hack a banana, make a keyboard!

09 Nov 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.

About speaker

Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum's MaKey MaKey kit lets you turn everyday objects into computer interfaces — inspiring both fun and practical new inventions. Read more about him.

useful language

creativity

the ability to use your imagination to produce new ideas, make things etc

mechanism 

part of a machine or a set of parts that does a particular job

sufficiently 

as much as is needed for a particular purpose

conduct

to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts

participate

to take part in an activity or event

accessibility 

a place, building, or object that is accessible is easy to reach or get into

construction 

the process of building things such as houses, bridges, roads etc

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