ShaKey Deluxe

ShaKey Deluxe Australia
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We have 15 units of the ShaKey Deluxe in stock at our Sydney warehouse.

If ordered before 2pm, this part would be delivered on or before Thursday, Mar 28 to most parts of Australia.

We can get a further 1000 units.
If you order today we can dispatch this stock between Monday, Apr 08 and Thursday, Apr 11 2019.

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Little Bird's Description of the ShaKey Deluxe


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. 

The Magic Science

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!

Going Further

The Shakey is Arduino Compatible and WebUSB Compatible.

Made in Australia

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

The ShaKey Deluxe comes with everything you need to get started!

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ShaKey Deluxe Guides
Meet the ShaKey

Meet the ShaKey, a two-sided circuit board that  not only acts as a keyboard or mouse, but it can help you connect everyday objects to your computer! It's simple to use, if you can plug in a Keyboard and Mouse to your computer, you can use the Shakey.

In this guide, you will learn about the ShaKey board and its various inputs, and write some code for it in Scratch. Then you will use alligator clips with it and turn play-doh into game controller buttons.

Complete this guide to get to know your ShaKey board!

Set Up Arduino IDE for Shakey

The ShaKey is a board that can emulate a keyboard and mouse, it also has various sensors. It can easily be used with Scratch as well as in the Arduino IDE! But before using it on the Arduino IDE, it will need to be set up. 

In this guide, you will learn to add board support for our products such as the ShaKey. 

Complete this guide to get started with using the ShaKey in the Arduino IDE!

Snack Jar Alarm with ShaKey

Sick and tired of your snacks going missing? Then this guide is for you!

 In this guide, you will learn to make a snack jar alarm with the ShaKey, by using a simple but cool Scratch trick together with some conductive tape and alligator clips. 

Complete this guide to protect your snacks.

Make Music with ShaKey

Wish you had a piano keyboardt? Why not make your own?

In this guide, you will learn to make your own instrument out of craft paper, conductive tape and connect it to the ShaKey by using alligator clips. We will program it in Scratch so it can be used to play the notes: Middle C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Optionally, it can also be programmed to play other instruments!

Complete this guide to play music on your own cardboard or paper craft instrument!

Candy Collecting Game with ShaKey

Game programming may seem challenging, but in ten steps you'll have a game up and running. 

In this guide, we'll show you how to build a simple candy collecting game of your own with the Scratch programming language. 

Complete this guide to get familiar with nesting conditional control blocks in Scratch, and take your game programming skills to the next level!

Eat Sushi in Style with ShaKey

Eat your food in style with the ShaKey!

This guide will show you how to make your computer play progressing notes when you dip some sushi or other food into dipping sauce. It's simple with the ShaKey, conductive tape and Scratch programming language.

Complete this guide to learn about basic programming concepts such as variables, and how to change the way sprites look and behave in Scratch. Entertain friends at a party with your completed project.

String Instrument with ShaKey

You might have already learned to make music with the ShaKey. But what about making your own string instrument?

In this guide, you will take what you've learned about variables and conditional control blocks, and build a string instrument with the ShaKey. We'll use cardboard, conductive tape, alligator clips, the ShaKey and Scratch programming language.

Complete this guide to learn about a new programming concept, lists, and take your programming skills to the next level.