It's the School Holidays next week and the perfect time to launch a new series on the blog called Fun Makers. But this series isn't just for kids, it's really for adults too.
I don't know about you but I find it hard to play. In fact, I tend to have to work extra hard to find cool stuff that excites me and actually makes me forget my dreaded never-ending to do list. Thankfully, I occasionally stumble on some really cool things and that's what I will be sharing in this series - to inspire everyone to have fun, forget your to do lists and maybe, just maybe boost your creativity while you're at it.
To start us off, meet the MaKey MaKey kit.
While we were visiting the Science Street Fair at the Singapore Science Centre last friday, we saw a computer hooked up to some fruit. My kids tapped on the fruit and managed to make music.
It was a rather cool contraption and when speaking to the lady operating the station, she showed me how it worked. All the fruits were linked up to a MaKey MaKey kit that told the computer which actions to take.
It was then that I remembered seeing the MaKey MaKey projects a while ago while surfing on the internet but that was my first time playing with it. It was quite amazing.
I was so thrilled that my kids got to play music with fruits as well as pacman with fruits (pictured above). But you don't have to play with fruits, you can link it up to playdough or a flight of steps or even a bowl of water that your cat drinks.
Watch the video below and I hope that you will get excited too.
I'm not sure if the MaKey MaKey kit can be found in Singapore but you can purchase the MaKey MaKey kit online. Do share with me if you do get your hands on one. I would love to see what you make.
* The Fun Makers series is written to inspire people to take time to play and make something because everyone can be creative. In fact, the more you play, the more creative you become so join us and have some fun.