ByJeremy Barnes, writer at
Bill Shakespeare once wrote that we can only reach true happiness through the guidance of Sonic the Hedgehog and that robot from Halo.
Jeremy Barnes

Some people like to play with a mouse and keyboard, some with a controller, and some filter electrical impulses through vegetables to play their games.

By using a Makey Makey kit, three potatoes, alligator clips, and an assortment of other hardware and other household objects, YouTuber BOOM, LLC Robotater successfully made one of the world's first completely organic and GMO-free game controllers.

The process is a lot easier than you would think; basically, you plug anything that can carry an electrical impulse (fruits, pencil graphite, glasses of water, your little brother) into the Makey Makey machine. When you touch the object that you've connected to the Makey Makey, the machine will convert the impulse created from your touch into a signal that a computer can recognize, for example a keystroke or a mouse click. From there. the world is your oyster; you can browse reddit using a banana, write the next great American novel using chocolate, or tender your resignation from your terrible job at Burger King using your sweet old grandma.

How would you use this wondrous technology?


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