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Dog chewed your game controller? No biggie just make your own with this DIY gamepad

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If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, the presents on top of your yearly Christmas and Hanukkah lists included the OG Nintendo Gameboy, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers action figures and — of course — Beanie Babies. Well, meet the gadget that is going to nab the highest spot on your adult self’s vacation wishlist: SunFounder’s MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard.

Based on the Atmel ATmega32U4, a low-power microcontroller, this multifunctioncrafted board can turn anything conductive in the keys which run your functional plaything. Got a couple or an orange of empty soda cans lying around your house? You can use the MagicKey’s MIDI function control your favourite video game or to construct. With the board buttons, the 15 included alligator clips, or even the trap headers all available for use you’ve got choices with which to toy around.

On top of that, you do not have to be some kind of whiz. Just use the visual programming language applications to modify your keys’ value and use it to your inventions.

Make sure to let your Secret Santa know that the MagicKey Keyboard is available for a limited period at the Mashable Shop for just $32.99 — a savings of 17%.  

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