Hey dear readers!

There are only a few days left to enter the #evilmakeybook giveaway! Five separate winners will win a Makey Makey and copy of the Evil Genius Makey Makey project book (a new book I co-wrote with Aaron Graves! )

If you aren’t familiar with, Andrew runs a great giveaway every month. Plus, he has great free resources and even a huge paper circuit project book that you need to get your hands on!

Go to this giveaway page to enter the August giveway and win a copy of our new #makered project book!

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Announcing #Evilmakeybook winners!

Giveaway.pngCongratulations to these three winners randomly selected from blog post comments via this giveaway post.  (If you are a winner, please send your full name, email, and address via this contact form.)

“Jen: I was inspired by all of the early ideas shared in the Makey group. I am looking forward to going #beyondthebanana with a new group of teachers. I plan to try out more ideas (once I have a copy!) and share in workshops along with facilitating some collaborative projects across various grade levels (K-8). I want to use more features of the Makey (e.g., back ports) and try to think outside the banana, so to speak 😉”

Elma Strong: We are new to Makey and I will be starting a Girls STEAM club in our 6-8 middle school. I would like to include literature with the Makey in order to bring “new life” to reading.”

shannonlibrarian (Shannon Walters): Love the hashtag #beyondthebanana! Makey Makeys have so much potential, but so often stay at the toy level. Low entry points/high ceiling. Can’t wait to get my hands on your book to see what ideas you’ve come up with!”

For those of you who didn’t win, the book is super affordable on Amazon and I’ll also be sending signed copies to Makey Makey if you want your copy signed by me and Aaron Graves.  (And did we mention the book is in FULL COLOR?!?!?!)

Lastly, Aaron and I made some videos to accompany projects. The first two skill level videos are now out! Watch them below and start thinking about how you can hack these projects to go #beyondthebanana.

One Banana Projects (Plug and Play)

Two Banana Projects (Light Physical Computing)

We will be releasing more videos of projects in the upcoming weeks! So stay tuned!