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Makey Makey

Makey Makey

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“Members of Milton Foundation of Educators Committee, First of all, I would like to thank the Milton Foundation of Educators Committee for awarding me the funds for the “Real life connections to Coding using Makey Makey” Project. I wanted to update you on the progress of the funded project. Students have been enthusiastic in their efforts of finding creative ways of integrating the Makey Makey circuit boards with their knowledge of coding and software applications. I have provided a set of photos and a video link for two examples of student projects. The first shows the construction of an interactive steering wheel that is connected to the computer via a Makey Makey device. With this device the users are able to navigate through Google Maps Street View seamlessly, simulating the driving of a vehicle with the capability of moving forward, turning left or turning right. The second set of photos show a Giant Controller created by students to connect to a Scratch Coding Project via a Makey Makey board. Earlier in the year students worked on their coding skills using Scratch. With the Makey Makey boards they now have the opportunity to remix the coding to coordinate with the newly connected controller.” Greg Forge

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