To test the pianola MakeyMakey we created a painting with graphite on a sheet. Each column represents a note, and each row, one step at time. The columns / notes are attached to the connectors and the interpreter MakeyMakey is connected to ground. Pressing a key closes the circuit and a pulse is sent to the computer, as pressing the key. To make the most of resources, instead of painting an entire keyboard, just paint the notes in the composition. Once you know what notes you’ll use, look with which keyboard keys correspond, for this we use the program MidiKeys, converting keystrokes into MIDI notes en route to a sound generator.
Every Monday is Makey Makey™ Monday here at Adafruit! The MaKey MaKey – by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, made by JoyLabz! Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Find out more details at makeymakey.com or watch the video at makeymakey.com. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween! If you have a cool project you’ve made with your Makey Makey be sure to send it in to be featured here!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.