I won first place at the SMU Family Weekend Talent Show by eating fruit!
As far as I know, I’m currently the only person in the world to ever perform “musical eating.” Here’s the full five minute long performance.
We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits. We believe that the whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way.
It works by sending keyboard messages to your computer when a connection is made between things it’s plugged into:
The power of MaKey MaKey comes from being able to turn literally anything into a key.
The creators of MaKey MaKey held an innovation contest shortly after being funded, and I was lucky enough to be one of ten winners to receive a beta board! I’d wanted to perform something at SMU’s annual Family Weekend Talent Show since my freshmen year, and I saw this as a perfect opportunity to do something unique.
I attached the most diverse array of foods and drinks I could think of to each of the MaKey MaKey’s keys, mapped each key to a MIDI note signal with MidiKeys, and mapped each signal to a sound with GarageBand. I then wore non-conductive gloves so the connections would only be completed if each thing touched my mouth.
I later sent this video to the MaKey MaKey team (now encorporated as JoyLabz) and they were so impressed they offered me the first MaKey MaKey “Pro-Maker” sponsorship!
Shortly afterwards, I was brought on Good Morning Texas for a reprise performance: