What's MaKey MaKey?
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.
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.
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...
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!