Want more Minecraft? MODA’s got you covered!
Invent a new way to play in this special MaKey MaKey Workshop. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century that turns everyday objects into touchpads and connects them with the internet.
In this 1.5 hour class, young designers in grades 3-5 will use one of MODA’s MaKey MaKey electronic circuit boards to design an ergonomic game controller for Minecraft. Using materials from MODA’s design cart, participants will spend the beginning of the workshop remixing ordinary objects to create innovative game controllers. Later on, they will test out their prototypes while participating in a fun, design challenge.
Using MaKey MaKey to tinker and invent, young designers will:
Tinker with designs, computer programs, and electronic circuitry
Learn to conduct interviews
Prototype, test, and refine their designs
Learn how electricity is conducted and what materials are conductive
Improve logic skills
Learn through experimentation and invention
Develop the vocabulary that describes basic electronics
Test the conductivity of everyday materials and learn how electricity flows through materials and how it makes things happen
MODA Members: $35