Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Makey Makey, an invention kit for everyone, is a simple circuit board that lets you reprogram the world by connecting everyday objects to a computer. Rewire the World! Warning:extended use may result in creative confidence.
• Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads!
• Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds.
• Just plug, clip, and play! No programing knowledge needed.
• 1000s of possibilities! Draw your own game controller! Dance like never before!
• No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.
What is Makey Makey?
Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners orExperts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
How Does it Work?
Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey. For example, you and a banana (or an ice cube, or a kitty cat). When you touch the banana, the computer just thinks a keyboard key is being pressed, so you can type a letter, jump in a video game, take apicture, or play some music.
Who is Makey Makey For?
Kids, Artists, Educators, Engineers, Inventors, Makers. Really it is for everyone.
What materials work with Makey Makey?
Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Fruits, Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Pets, Aluminum, Rain, and hundreds more. Really any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity.
What can I create?
Make a banana piano, play Mario on a play dough game pad, take a selfie of your cat every time she drinks water. How? First, load up a computer program or any webpage. Let's say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.
Hundreds more of examples can be found at MakeyMakey.com
This is the original Makey Makey, not a copy or Fakey Makey. Each kit includes: Makey Makey, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Cables, 6 connectorwires, illustrated instruction guide, and stickers
Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World
How Does it Work?
Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and an apple
When you touch the apple, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.
Make + Key = MaKey MaKey!