I NEED one of these. I. need. one.
Kickstarter project can turn everyday objects into USB connected touch interfaces. In the video above, you can see examples using Play-Doh and pencil drawings as game controllers, bananas as a piano, even tubs of water as a Dance Dance Revolution mat:
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
Let’s say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananasbecomeyour piano keys.
More about the project can be found here