Banana, Piano At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire

The Banana Piano
(1 of 5) (3378 views)

Maker_Faire_San_Mateo_Fairgrounds_20130518_121245_B13_3276.jpg

Using the MakeyMakey external link (an electronic accessory for a computer) a few alligator clips and a strip of foil could turn bananas into a Banana Piano.


Banana Piano   •  by MakeyMakey external link   •  Sponsored by the Lawrence Hall Of Science   •  University of California, Berkeley   •  At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire internal link internal link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  37° 32' 48.31" N, 122° 18' 9.92" W   •  (Photo taken 12:12:45 Saturday 18 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 June 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3276
Add a comment or report a mistake

Instructions Were Simple
(2 of 5) (2092 views)

Maker_Faire_San_Mateo_Fairgrounds_20130518_121258_B13_3277.jpg

The instructions for how to play the banana piano were simple:

Banana Piano

1. place one hand on foil
2. use other hand to play the bananas!


Banana Piano   •  by MakeyMakey external link   •  Sponsored by the Lawrence Hall Of Science   •  University of California, Berkeley   •  At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire internal link internal link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  37° 32' 48.31" N, 122° 18' 9.92" W   •  (Photo taken 12:12:58 Saturday 18 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 June 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3277
Add a comment or report a mistake

Played Four Bananas At Once
(3 of 5) (1993 views)

Maker_Faire_San_Mateo_Fairgrounds_20130518_121305_B13_3278.jpg

One lad managed to play four bananas at once.


Banana Piano   •  by MakeyMakey external link   •  Sponsored by the Lawrence Hall Of Science   •  University of California, Berkeley   •  At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire internal link internal link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  37° 32' 48.31" N, 122° 18' 9.92" W   •  (Photo taken 12:13:05 Saturday 18 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 June 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3278
Add a comment or report a mistake

Dad About To Adjust An Alligator Clip
(4 of 5) (2048 views)

Maker_Faire_San_Mateo_Fairgrounds_20130518_121336_B13_3279.jpg

A young boy was playing the banana piano when his dad discovered that one of the bananas did not work. So he reached in to adjust the alligator clip to make better contact.


Banana Piano   •  by MakeyMakey external link   •  Sponsored by the Lawrence Hall Of Science   •  University of California, Berkeley   •  At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire internal link internal link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  37° 32' 48.31" N, 122° 18' 9.92" W   •  (Photo taken 12:13:36 Saturday 18 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 June 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3279
Add a comment or report a mistake

Oversized Mock-up Of The MakeyMakey Board
(5 of 5) (2001 views)

Maker_Faire_San_Mateo_Fairgrounds_20130518_121347_B13_3280.jpg

An oversized mock-up of the MakeyMakey board that was the interface between the bananas and the computer.


Banana Piano   •  by MakeyMakey external link   •  Sponsored by the Lawrence Hall Of Science   •  University of California, Berkeley   •  At The 2013 SF Bay Maker Faire internal link internal link   •  San Mateo County Event Center external link   •  37° 32' 48.31" N, 122° 18' 9.92" W   •  (Photo taken 12:13:47 Saturday 18 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 June 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3280
Add a comment or report a mistake

home contact topic guide top 25 photos video writing blogs upload terms privacy