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National Science and Media Museum

Make a Banana Spaceship

Learn how to conduct electricity through fruit—then use it to make your very own videogame controller!

Have you ever wanted to blast off into outer space? Of course you have! But what about all the training and those complicated controls? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could control your spaceship using something like a grape, a kiwi, or bunch of bananas?

Join the team from the National Videogame Museum and learn how to build a spaceship control system. Please note, you will not be required to actually leave Earth... But you will get to make your very own custom videogame controller, learn all about creating circuits, and try conducting electricity through fruit!

Suitable for all ages.