Put On Your Creativity Hat and Win Makey Makey!!!

*** THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO ACCEPT ENTRIES UNTIL AUGUST 20th ***

*** CONTEST WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 27th ***

What would you create if you had a Makey Makey, an invention kit for the 21st century. You could turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with programs on the Internet or write your own programs using Scratch. Makey Makey is a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. AND, since we're including Makey Makey in our demonstrations at the San Mateo County Fair AND at the Northern California Home Schooling Conference, the wonderful creators of the product at JoyLabz have offered us an opportunity to give TWO away to the most creative inventors in town.... and that could be YOU! 

If you've never heard of Makey Makey, check out this video to learn more about it. Then, read on about the contest and ENTER!!!

After watching the video, you can also get a really good introduction to Makey Makey from an Instructibles.com lesson. Click here to check that out. And, the fine folks at Makey Makey have TONS of great lesson plans and ideas on their web site. Click here to visit their lesson plans. (Teachers: You are welcome to enter this contest! Think of all the great ways you can incorporate Makey Makey into your classroom.)

The Contest:

What would you like to create with Makey Makey? Think of something really innovative, truly useful, educational, or entertaining, that utilizes recycled / upcycled materials, or maybe the controllers could be the ingredients for your lunch! Whatever you decide, make sure there's a super-cool factor!

Fill in the form below and tell us your idea and we'll be giving a Makey Makey to the best entry! No purchase necessary. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, use of upcycled materials, and clarity and completeness of the entry. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. If you're under 18 make sure you ask your parents before you sign up. Your information will NOT be shared with ANYONE except the judges at Reach And Teach.

Contest entries will be accepted from June 15th, 2016 through July 31st, 2016 August 20th, 2016. Up to TWO winners will be announced on this page on August 2th, 2016. The winner will also be notified by email.