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Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

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  • 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.
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Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone + Elenco TL-6  Standard Alligator Lead Set, 10-Piece + Elenco Electronics TL-6LG Large Alligator to Large Alligator Test Lead Set
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Model NumberTTMM-170017-US
Batteries Required?No

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 3.8 x 1.8 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008SFLEPE
  • Item model number: TTMM-170017-US
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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Product Description

What is Makey Makey?
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. 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 a picture, 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

From the Manufacturer

Here are a handful of invention ideas. There are thousands of possibilities!

banana piano

Make a banana piano!

Find a free virtual piano from the web. Instead of using your keyboard to play the piano, connect the keys on the Makey Makey to bananas. The bananas then become your piano keys!

Dance like never before!

Make life-size game controllers you can jump on! When your foot touches water in a tub, or aluminum foil on the floor, you can play a dancing game or make your character jump!

Draw your own controller!

Load up your favorite game or find a new one online. Draw the controls on a notepad with a pencil. Alligator clip the buttons, ground yourself, and play!


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I bought this for a gift and the giftee loves it!
B. Kelly
It is a brilliant, open ended, tool kit which allows endless ways to connect your computer to your environment.
Michael Siegel
Great product for a creative mind that also loves tech! : )
R. Wimmersberger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By MarkC on February 21, 2013
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At my University I gave this to students. They had so much fun that, well, I'm not getting it back anytime soon. The beauty of this is it's not some prepackaged toy that limits imagination, it opens the imagination. There is more fun and learning in this tiny rectangle than a week ay Disney World.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Michael Siegel on December 6, 2012
I can't recommend the MaKey MaKey enough. It is a brilliant, open ended, tool kit which allows endless ways to connect your computer to your environment. It continually inspires you to imagine -> build -> rebuld -> and imagine again. Awesome for kids of all ages, but this would have changed my life when I was 13. Perfect for any young person that has a creative spark that needs to be stoked.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Ashbrook on January 3, 2014
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This is great. The kids have a lot of fun playing online flash games with improvised controllers.

It was easy to get it working on a Mac and my 7 year old quickly learned how to connect up the banana clips the way he wanted.

The only shortcoming is that since a human is always involved, you either have to hold one end of a banana clip or somehow attach it to your body. They should include an ESD strap. These can be purchased for a few dollars from Digikey.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Song on May 24, 2014
Last week, I had a friend ask if I would help her teach an electronics class. When I arrived, she had these several of these things. I had never seen one before but the coolness factor was easy to grasp (at least for another engineer).

How it works, in a nutshell, the makeymakey allows you to replace your arrow keys and left/right mouse buttons with anything conductive. To start the class, We attached the ground to a static band which the user wore (this took care of ground) then showed the kids how to make a drum set out of play dough. THe alligator leads were stuck into the play dough and conductivity and electronics ensued amongst drum rolls. The device was a big hit and even the parents had to get involved.

I thought my kids (teens and 20s) were too old for this, but now they both want one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GUSTAVO GARCIA on December 11, 2014
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It's really simple idea, but very well executed. If you are a rookie in electronics its amazing kit, if you are kind of advanced in electronics you may find this a little high valued but is still reasonable.
The quality of the board is excellent, and what I liked the must is that is open source so if you have kind of advanced electronics/programming skills you will find that this is more than just a fancy key maker.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By YANET on April 2, 2013
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came on time, and works wonders it was a gift for my gf, and she was the happiest geek in the world with this.the only thing is i think its a lil pricy for a toy that has very limited functions.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By N. Depaolo on November 30, 2012
If you can create a circuit you can make fun with this invention set. There are no frills so use your inventive skills to see what you can plug into. The video will get you in the spirit to invent... I'm curious to see what hasn't been done.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nicoletta on October 22, 2013
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Makey Makey is awesome! You don't have to know sophisticated coding, circuitry, or arduino. Both kids and adults can push the limits of the kit to make cool things happen with a simple touch of a finger. Artists can also explore making complex objects with uncommon materials by researching the conducive properties of media.
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