Wah-hey! That was fun!
We spent the afternoon at The Public running a series of drop-in activities themed around fruit and technology. There may have been a few monkeys, too…
We’ve uploaded photos and videos from the day to this Flickr set. Below are but a tiny selection to give you a feel for the day…
Greeting people as they entered the space was our banana synth. We had a few stars happy to have a tinkle, as well as others who explored playing music via their face; seeing how many bananas they could trigger at once (this also required use of the face); and how long a chain of people they could use to play notes.
We had a good selection of monkey masks made, and when suitable kitted up, trained monkeys were sent into the perilous maze to avoid the dangers and try and find the banananananananas of myth and legend.
We also had a table full of experimentation with MaKey MaKey circuits, pencil traces and pineapples.
Skills learned here were then transferred to a selection of monkey and banana-related video games that needed funkier controllers.
Meanwhile, various other bananas could be seen having various exploits around the building as people made some action adventure movies with them.
The good news is we get to do it all again tomorrow between 11 and 2. Come and join us – we think the banana synth alone is worth the journey!