Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, graduates from MIT Media Lab, have kickstarted a pretty cool project which allows you to convert pretty much everything into an input-device for your computer. It’s basically an electronic invention kit for non-technical people.
The product is called MaKey MaKey and it allows you to craft up a ridiculous number of crazy electronic projects using only a main board, some crocodile clips, and a USB cable. The examples seen in the video below include a banana piano, playing Mario Bros. via Play-Doh, and a number of other computer interface modules. The possibilities are infinite.
The goal was to raise $25,000 and it did so within days of going live on Kickstarter. If you want the kit or are interested in exactly how it works, head over to Kickstarter. The Invention Kit can be purchased on Amazon for $49.99.