For those just tuning in now, I wanted to collect some of the great projects we have shared on the Adafruit Blog since we started MaKey-MaKey Monday back in October:
- Becky’s Fruit Drum Kit video (see it below!)
- Pete Taylor’s “scrawl-to-click” moleskine notebook
- MaKey-MaKey alphabet soup instrument
- Instruments built by DJ TechTools for their review
- The first 3D Printed MaKey-MaKey case!
- Highlights from the “Music as Material” Workshop
- Building a Cloud Server Using a MaKey-MaKey and Bacon…wha?!
- A foil SNES Controller from Hack A Day
- An excellent 3D-printed mounting base
- A MaKey-MaKey + Raspberry Pi Halloween Sound Board
- A class of Pre-K boys working together as a piano keyboard
- “How to Make Stairs Fun.” With technology!
- A Star Spangled MaKey-MaKey performance
- A Pianola graphite project
- Pizza controller!
- Sauce controller!
- A MaKey-MaKey bluetooth hat
- Jay Silver on MaKey-MaKey and the Maker’s Mindset
- And finally Becky made a second video — an awesome conductive felt keypad project (see it below!)
So … what are you doing with your MaKey-MaKey?
Adafruit MaKey-MaKey Videos from Becky!
Get Your MaKey-MaKey Today!
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. 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 in between. MaKey MaKey was invented by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum & Made by JoyLabz. Find out more details at makeymakey.com or watch the video at makeymakey.com.
What Can I Make?
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 up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.
Or let’s say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a pencil. Then you can play Pacman by touching the drawing.
The kit includes everything you need: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.
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 just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.
Make + Key = MaKey MaKey!
Who is MaKey MaKey For?
Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers… Really it is for everyone.
What materials work with MaKey Makey?
Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. Here are some materials people have used in our workshops including Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Lemons, etc.
Other materials that work great: Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Most Foods, Cats and Dogs, Aluminum Foil, Rain, and hundreds more…
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 in between! If you have a cool project you’ve made with your Makey Makey be sure to send it in to be featured here!