Twelve-year-old Landy sits at a round cafeteria table and tapes pieces of copper onto the cardboard he has cut out in the shape of a video game controller. He connects wires from the cardboard to a small console. Then, he pulls up a game on his laptop and puts his fingers on the makeshift buttons.
“Look, Ms. Teshara! Ms. Teshara!”
He is learning to use a combination of everyday items and a technology kit to play games like Pac-Man, Super Mario and others.
“This is cool,” he says with eyes fixed on the screen.
This project is part of a pilot program from the Y and Google Fiber for middle schoolers in Fun Company.