1 Makey Makey Kit An incredible introduction to programming circuits and control, the MaKey MaKey is about as hands-on as inventing gets. The MaKey MaKey kit allows you to create computer controllers from everyday items. All you need is the kit, some crocodile clips and an assortment of objects. Any material that will conduct even a slight electrical current will work as a control surface; from Play- Doh to pencils. Simply load up a program, games, instruments, word processors, and plug in the MaKey MaKey board. The best thing about MaKey MaKey is its simplicity. Rather than requiring hours of setup and study, you can open the box and be experimenting immediately. Please note a computer with USB access is required. Compatible with Windows XP and above. Suitable for KS2 and above. Included in the kit:
• 1 x MaKey MaKey board • 7 x Crocodile clips • 6 x Connection cables • 1 x USB cable 035-IT00907
2 Learn and Go
The Learn & Go controller is a clever little box that offers an easy fi rst step into the world of control, without needing a computer. It enables pupils to progress from using a switch in a simple circuit to ‘programming’ a sequence of on/ off switch actions to bring pictures to life and movement to models. Learn & Go can be thought of as an intelligent switch box with a memory. It is able to remember, or learn, the order in which switches are pressed, how long each switch is held down, and how long between the presses. Learn & Go can then ‘play back’, from memory, the sequence of switch actions that a pupil has made. It can control electrical components (outputs) such as bulbs, buzzers, motors, and LED lights in a child’s model e.g. fl ashing light displays or moving fairground rides. It can be used with pre-made models, please see Learn & Go model pack IT00837. Learn & Go will require a supply of power, use either a 6 volt main power supply (not included) or 6 volt batteries (not included) which can be connected via the battery snap supplied. Suitable for children from 6 to 9 years old.