The Kaupeka Hub challenge of Week 3 and 4 was for our students to think of a creative way to use a 'Makey Makey.'
"Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween."
The challenge was for our Year 7/8 students to find something interesting to hook the Makey Makey up to - to replace the Chromebook keyboard using a computer program (piano software). Each group had to draw up their proposal and explain it to the rest of the hub. The group with the most votes for creative and rational thinking (would this actually work?) were provided the opportunity to implement their design with the Makey Makey.
Ruby, Jorja, Claudia and Liana came up with the exciting idea to design a guinea pig racetrack. In order to play the piano on the Chromebook the guinea pigs had to step on tinfoil that was placed on the racetrack and hooked up to the Makey Makey.
|Miss Hansen looking after the guinea pigs while the girls set up the Makey Makey.|
|Russel trailing the racetrack.|