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.
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!
Works out of the box. Includes: Makey Makey, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Clips, 6 Connector Wires, Quick Start Guide, Online Documentation, and comes in a Colorful Retail Box.
|Makey Makey Classic||$49.95||The original Makey Makey Classic - Named one of Consumer Reports’ “Best Tech Toys of 2014", "Best of Toy Fair 2014" by Popular Science, and a finalist for Toy of the Year 2016. Makes STEM Education fun! Start out easy with a banana piano. First setup takes seconds. Then make game controllers, musical instruments, and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys. Ages 8 to infinity.|
|Makey Makey GO||$19.95||Makey Makey GO allows today’s tinkerers, dreamers, and makers the mobility to invent anytime, anywhere. Makey Makey GO enables you to invent on the go – and change the world – with the snap of an alligator clip, transforming everyday objects into Internet touchpads. Small enough to fit on your keychain or in your pocket, Makey Makey GO promises to inspire even more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects than the original, award-winning Makey Makey – named one of Consumer Reports’ “Best Tech Toys of 2014.”|
|Makey Makey STEMtrunk Rental||$29/month||STEMtrunk is an educational rental service. You can think of it as “Netflix for STEM education.” With STEMtrunk, learn as long as you like before sending it back and getting a new kit!|
Great tool to inspire creativity.
We learn Scratch programming and brainstorm ways to interact with other object. Below is a link that explains a few of our projects.
The MaKey MaKey is super easy to use. It encourages creative thinking and using lots of different materials for human computer interaction. It also makes computer science concepts concrete by making them hands-on learning experiences. MaKey MaKeys can be reused and can be easily shared while trying out projects, so you don’t need one per student.