Students in both libraries have been exploring the possibilities of the Makey Makey device. This invention kit connects everyday objects with computer programs by turning them into touch pad input devices.
On Children's day, elementary students experimented with using the Makey Makey to create and play a "fruit piano". They were asked "How do you think this works?" Most correctly guessed that electricity was involved, although some thought it was somehow internet-related.
On Maker Thursday in the Upper School library, the middle school students expanded the idea of the fruit piano, using each friends' hands, arms, and faces to play not only piano, but also bongos and Tetris. They often came up with their own questions, like "How many people can be holding hands and still pass the charge?" and "Will my shirt conduct the current if I soak it with water?" or "What happens if we put all the clips in the banana at the same time?"