ShaKey Board Only

ShaKey Board Only Australia
ShaKey Board Only Australia
Product ID: LB-SHAKEY-BOARD

$39.00

We have 9 units of the ShaKey Board Only in stock at our Sydney warehouse.

If ordered before 2pm, this part would be delivered on or before Friday, Mar 22 to most parts of Australia.

We can get a further 1000 units.
If you order today we can dispatch this stock between Tuesday, Apr 02 and Friday, Apr 05 2019.

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Little Bird's Description of the ShaKey Board Only

Description

The Shakey makes you a STEAM 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. 

The Magic Science

When you plug the Shakey into your computer, your computer thinks it's just a regular keyboard and mouse, but when you hook objects up to the Shakey using the included alligator clips. 

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

Made in Australia

To ensure quality, we (Little Bird) make the Shakey in Sydney, Australia.

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Remap Inputs on ShaKey

The ShaKey comes programmed with inputs that emulates some keys on a keyboard as well as a mouse.

But did you know that you can also change its inputs? In this guide, you will learn how remap the ShaKey's inputs by editing an Arduino sketch.

Complete this guide to turn your ShaKey into a custom game controller!

Pacman game and controller with ShaKey

If you were born around the 80's, you might remember the iconic Pacman game. 

If not, you'll get to play it in this guide,  after building it in Scratch from the ground up. You will also use the ShaKey to make a super special controller of your own. 

Complete this guide to get started with game programming! Here, you'll learn about programming concepts such as variables, and how to use conditional control blocks.

Accelerometer and ShaKey

You might have already played around with your new ShaKey board. Perhaps you've made music, a game controller or a snack jar alarm with it. Besides the 16 inputs on the ShaKey board, it also has an in-built accelerometer. 

What's an accelerometer? An accelerometer is a device that measures acceleration, tha rate of change in velocity of an object. But wait, what's velocity? Velocity refers to how fast an object is moving in a particular direction.

In this guide, we will show you how to use the accelerometer and make pretty visuals with it using Arduino and Processing. 

Complete this guide to get started with making your own visualisations with the ShaKey!

Temperature Sensing with ShaKey

Did you know that your ShaKey has an in-built temperature sensor? 

In this guide, we'll show you how to get started with data logging using the Arduino IDE and Google Sheets. 

Complete this guide to start logging temperature data with your ShaKey!

Draw with the ShaKey

Drawing in Scratch is easy, but you're usually tied to using a keyboard. 

In this guide, you'll learn to program the ShaKey to act as a paint brush in Scratch and create a paint drawing application. 

Complete this guide to get familiar with using  Scratch's pen code blocks, 'Events' blocks, as well as how to use randomly generated numbers in your programs.