The Shakey makes you a STE(A)M inventor by helping you to connect everyday objects to your computer. If you can plug in a Keyboard and Mouse, you can use the Shakey.
When you plug the Shakey into your computer, your computer thinks it's just a regular keyboard and mouse.
When you Shake the Shakey it sends a keystroke to your computer.
You can also connect everyday objects to the Shakey using the included alligator jumper cables.
When you close the electrical circuit, the Shakey sends a keyboard stroke or mouse signal to your computer.
Unlike other boards on the market that do similar things, the Shakey also includes a temperature sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope.
With the addition of these sensors:
- you can detect tilting (forward, backward, left and right)
- detect knocks and bumps (great for physics experiments)
- collect temperature data (and type it into a spreadsheet)
Just plug the Shakey into your computer (any computer that supports USB Keyboards and Mice) and you are good to go.
No software is required to get started!
The Shakey is Arduino Compatible and WebUSB Compatible.
Made in Australia
To ensure quality, we (Little Bird) make the Shakey in Sydney, Australia.