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Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

4.6 out of 5 stars 223 customer reviews
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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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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Main Language(s)English
Model NumberMMCE
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)metal
Remote Control Included?No

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.8 x 3 x 2 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B008SFLEPE
Item model number MMCE
Manufacturer recommended age 8 - 10 years
Best Sellers Rank #2,244 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#4 in Toys & Games > Hobbies > Models & Model Kits
#5 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Science > Robotics
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4.6 out of 5 stars 223 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

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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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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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I have a Maker for a daughter, creative minded, technological and mechanically savvy and gifted. She is 10. She received a Makey Makey as a raffle prize. She had the product in her (must have) list for a while so she was pretty pumped to receive it. We had watched the promo videos multiple times so she was familiar with how it worked.
The very first thing I did upon her opening it was introduce her to the programing website called Scratch. This site is a drag and drop programing site that is kid friendly. She was able to instantly program a dancing cat and hook up the Makey Makey so that when you touched a cucumber, the cat would change colors.
The Scratch site has multiple programs others have created and shared to use in an application with a Makey Makey. This is all free, but it is not useable unless you have an internet connection.
Within the first hour, the wrist strap which you use to ground the person interacting with the Makey Makey broke, I think the plastic they used to make it was older on the product I received and when bent it would just snap. (Please note we did not buy on Amazon, but received as a raffle prize) We were not worried about this issue as we have a kids wrist jogging sweatband we have just slid the connector under, it works better for us than what was provided anyway.
I did not help with set up, clips, plugs or cucumber, she was able after just watching the promo video, to hook up the product by herself and was able to make it work. She also played around with a Mario game on Scratch using sticky tack and coins to make the controller. Again, no issues for her. She is bringing it to school today (yes I told the teacher it is not a clock) to teach her friends how to do things with it in spare time. We will see how it holds up.
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Wow! This thing is great. My kids ages 4 and 9, LOVE this so much. The instructions had great starter ideas that really inspired them. Now all they do is try to come up with ideas. Highly recommended!
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OMG, where do I start. My 9 year old son and daughter LOVE this. We played piano with bananas, had a screaming carrot, played Pac-Man with play-doh, and my kids coded their own games using Scratch (through MIT) and played their own games with the Makey Makey. Additionally, one of the kids at the school where I teach reprogrammed one of the Makey Makey's using the Arduino environment and we made a full aluminum foil foot piano for kids to jump on. I highly recommend this to introduce kids to circuits and to also introduce them to coding.
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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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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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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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