- 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.
- Item model number: MMCE
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
- Makey Makey
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.
- Amazing Inspiring Creativity Inducing ToolKit
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.
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!
- A must for both home and classroom.
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.
- Ma+Key Ma+Key Invent With Sound Create a Keyboard With Almost Anything
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.
- Fun with conductivity
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.
- Highly recommend for a classroom setting!
I currently teach Integrated Technology K-5 and purchased this for an enrichment activity in my Tech Club. The first time I used it I had to launch several projects at the same time, so the students who signed up to use these were simply handed the unopened box and requested to read the directions and look around at the various parts until I could get back to their group to get them started. Without any instruction other than that, but the time I returned to them they had independently hooked up various objects to it and was using it like a piano. The students were in 4th and 5th grade. Very easy to use, and with guidance this could be used in a 1st grade setting. There are some projects already outlined in the instructions/available on their website making it very simple to get started. Of course, it is also a device that is very open ended and may be used in more creative ways by students as well. Highly recommend!
- Good product, Excellent concept!
It’s really simple idea, but very well executed. If you are a rookie in electronics its amazing kit, if you are kind of advanced in electronics you may find this a little high valued but is still reasonable.
The quality of the board is excellent, and what I liked the must is that is open source so if you have kind of advanced electronics/programming skills you will find that this is more than just a fancy key maker.
- and it’s a great gift for the kid that has everything
This thing will blow your mind, and it’s a great gift for the kid that has everything. I have teenage daughters and they’re very hard to impress. I gave them this and I was cool for about a half an hour. Money well spent.
- Hours of fun
My son asked for this for Christmas. He has played with it since receiving it. I don’t really understand what it is, but he says you can turn anything into game controls. To prove it, he has taken just about one of everything we own into his bedroom to try it out. Maybe it does more, not sure. He plays with it for hours though.