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Today's Most Innovative Company: Makey Makey, Making Everyone An Inventor

Turn a bunch of bananas into a piano. Turn your friends into a synthesizer. Turn a trampoline into a slideshow controller. Turn your hand into a game glove.

The Internet of Things has both investors artists and techies salivating. But what about consumers?

This is where Makey Makey comes in. It's a $49.99 circuit board you clip onto any object you wish to turn into a controller for one of your gadgets—provided, that is, that said object is mildly conductive. As Anya Kamenetz wrote yesterday:

Turn a bunch of bananas into a piano. Turn your friends into a synthesizer. Turn a trampoline into a slideshow controller. Turn your hand into a game glove.

Since the crowd-funded venture launched 14 months ago, there are now 50,000 Makey Makeys in the world. Of those, 20% of them are being used in an educational setting, like after-school clubs, Makerspaces, and so on.

Will Makey Makey be on the next list of the world's Most Innovative Companies?

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