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MaKey MaKey Invention Kit
Great for geeks that like to makey-makey some of their own gadgets, this little kit can add automation to just about anything. No, really; think about controlling a banana, a pencil or Play-Doh. Developed by two minds at the MIT Media Lab, the kit includes the MaKey MaKey device, alligator clips, a USB cable and instructions. Just connect the circuit board to your computer, put those clips on whatever you want to automate, and enjoy. No software, programming or breadboarding is needed. [MSRP: $49.99]
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