Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
Why Makey Makey was Created?
Everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative; everyone can create the future and change the world, so easy-to-use invention kit was made. The whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way. Inspired by the Maker Movement and aimed to help people start to think of themselves
Who is Makey Makey for?
Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers… Really it is for everyone.
How Does it Work?
Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey board. For example, you and a banana. When you touch the banana, 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!
What Materials Work with Makey Makey?
Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. Here are some materials people have used in workshops including Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Lemons, etc.
What Can You Make?
That's up to you! 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 up the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.
Or let's say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a penci. Then you can play Pacman by touching the drawing.
Or you could load up facebook or gmail and send a message on a custom-made alphabet-soup keyboard.
|Package Contents|| 1 x Makey Makey Board
1 x USB Cable
10 x Alligator Clips
10 x Connector Wires