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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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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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
1000s of possibilities. Setup takes just seconds. Just plug, clip, and play!
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!
Draw your own game 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!
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!
Sneak yourself a cat selfie!
Set up a conductive pad (silver foil) and a water bowl for the kitty. Hook them up to set off your laptop camera when he comes to have a drink! Hundreds more examples on the official website.
Invented at MIT
Designed by MIT PhD’s to be simple and foster true project based creative learning.
A staircase or even a whole house can become a musical instrument. Build creative confidence!
Rewire the world
Ten lesson plans tied to common core and 18 creative guides available at the official website.
Make Stem learning fun!
Using only alligator clips and a webpage, you can learn circuits, user interface design, and physical computing.
Ever played Mario on Play-Doh? or Piano on Bananas?
Makey Makey is a simple circuit board that lets you reprogram the world by connecting everyday objects to a computer.
First setup takes seconds.
Start out easy with a banana piano. Then make game controllers, musical instruments, and inventions.
Warning: extended use may result in creative confidence!
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is super super small for what it's priced at. I bought it as a gift and I am not sure I would recommend because of the pricePublished 2 days ago by S.Kal
So awesome! I am an elementary school teacher and my students wanted to skip recess to come play ( learn) with this! Students can work alone or in groups. I got four for my class. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Christine
My granddaughter loved this ! Was very excited & has used it ma y times making new instruments out of many thingsPublished 7 days ago by barbara
Did not entertain very long. Could have spent less for something that could do morePublished 15 days ago by P. G.
This was hours of fun for both my husband and 5 year old daughter, I am sure they will go back to it a lot as there are many options to increase the difficulty level based on your... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Avid Amazonian
Made for a very interesting and unique gift that requires a little bit of work, creativity, and imagination that I think is needed these days. Read morePublished 18 days ago by I Like Stuff
plenty of creativity choices and unlimited outcomes for different applications and ways that it can possibly be usedPublished 21 days ago by Xpert