Meow Meow is an electronic board designed by Electronic Cats that simulates some configurable keyboard and mouse keys. Meow Meow has the characteristic of being able to connect any material that conducts electricity by converting these objects into touch panels.
It is a kit of experiments for beginners and experts who seek to interact between real world and technology. Meow meow can cover the areas of plastic arts, visual arts, music, sports, engineering and even physical rehabilitation.
Who can use Meow Meow?
People 6 years and older, educators, artists, engineers, designers, inventors and creators.
How does it work?
The Meow Meow board uses high capacitance switching to detect when you have made a connection even with materials that are not very conductive (such as sheets, paste or people). It has 10 inputs on the front of the board, which are those that are connected through cables, alligators or anything that occurs to the conductive objects.
There are 5 entries on the back, in case you need extra keys or if you want to mimic the movement of the mouse.
When you touch the conductive object a connection is made, and Meow Meow sends a keyboard message to the computer.
The computer recognizes Meow Meow as a keyboard (or mouse), thanks to this it works with all programs, operating systems and web pages without needing any special driver or program.
What materials work with Meow Meow?
Any material that can conduct at least a little electricity will work. Here are some materials that people have used in our workshops: Ketchup or tomato sauce, Graphite pencil, Finger Paint, Lemons, etc.
Other materials that work very well: plants, coins, cutlery, everything that is wet, most food, foil, water and hundreds of things we have not tried.
This kit includes:
- 10 alligator cables
- 1 USB cable