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HowTo – Kid Friendly Alligator Clips via @makeymakey

Colleen Graves, MakeyMakey’s new content creator, shared this great project on her instagram and the MakeyMakey instagram. I hope this inspires educators alike to DIY their own alligator clips. Not just for the kids, but the adults struggle with these too (myself included). I’ll have to give this one a go, or perhaps design a 3d printable version? For now, clothes pins are cheap and easy to mod. For more inspiration and project ideas, follow MakeyMakey and Colleen Graves.


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