Makey Makey - Invention Kit
INVENTION KIT for Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors and Makers!
Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads!
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. It turns everyday objects into touchpads by working with your computer. Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners or Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
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 thinks Makey Makey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and web pages because all programs and web pages take keyboard and mouse input.
What materials work with Makey Makey?
Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work including Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Fruits, Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Pets, Aluminum, Rain, and hundreds more.
What can I create?
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 the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.
1000s of possibilities! Such as: Draw your own game controller - Find a game online. Draw some buttons on a notepad using a pencil. Alligator-clip the buttons, ground yourself and play!
Setup takes just seconds. Just plug, clip, and play! No programing knowledge needed. No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.
See Makey Makey in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQqh7iCcOU