Everyone loves muffins, and equally, everyone loves Tetris.
So why not combine them? I did.
I had seen this little gadget advertised around for a few months, waiting for its arrival in the UK after it took off over the great pond in America late last year, but I finally got my hands on one yesterday.
Makey Makey is a computer interface which allows you to control games and other programs with anything, with the most fun example being the banana piano and while I was a little sceptical as to whether or not it actually works, I can confirm that it does. I’m not exactly a banana eater, but instead found a box of muffins in my flat and used them as bait, along with a few coins and so attached all the wires up and plugged the device into my laptop and away I went playing my favourite game, Tetris.
My muffins were aligned in a way so that I had my left and right controls, spin, slow drop and fast drop easily remembered and whenever I needed a control, I’d just have to whack a muffin!
This kept me amused and my fingers sticky for a while, before I experimented with various other foods and objects.
I found that the only downside to Makey Makey, was the length of cable supplied in the box as while the crocodile clipped wires are a fair length, the other wire is only 2/3 inches long and isn’t long enough to really separate and arrange your food, instead leaving you thinking about buying longer length cable. Because you need to form a circuit to operate it, you must be holding onto one of the wires directly, and with this wire being short too, you have to keep one hand pretty close to the board instead of being able to move freely about.
Other than that, it’s an absolute fun little gadget to have and to play with, can’t wait for future models!