Raspberry Pi + MakeyMakey + Scratch = Fruit & Veg interface

by @edent | # # # | 1 comment | Read ~851 times.

I recently got a MakeyMakey. It's a sort of ersatz USB keyboard that can be plugged into anything electrically conductive.

So, I plugged it into my Raspberry Pi, loaded up the Scratch programming environment, and created a fruit and veg interface. See for yourself!

The scripts themselves are very simple.
Scratch Fruit and Veg Keyboard
The MakeyMakey in its default state, acts like a USB keyboard - so it will send up, down, left, right, and the space key. So, it's really easy to use with Scratch's "Key ___ Pressed" sensor.

Download Scratch from MIT (available for Linux, Windows, Mac).

You can grab yourself a Raspberry Pi on Amazon

You can buy a MakeyMakey from Amazon for around £40

You can buy bananas and spring onions from any reputable green-grocer. Be sure to ask if they're electrically conductive.

Thanks to the OpenRightsGroup for sending me the MakeyMakey.

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