Makey Makey – STEAM at its finest

STEAM at its finest – for ages 8 to infinity – Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century!

Ever played Mario on play dough or piano on bananas? Makey Makey, an invention
kit for everyone, is a simple circuit board that lets you re-program the world by
connecting everyday objects to a computer.

  • Turn everyday objects like bananas into touch pads!
  • 1000s of possibilities!
  • Connect the world around you to your computer. Set up takes only seconds.
  • Just plug, clip, and play. No programing knowledge needed.
  • No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.

Winner of multiple awards and featured in TED talks, the Makey Makey is a learning tool used by educators to teach invention, literacy, making and design thinking.

Who is Makey Makey For?
Homeschoolers, kids of all ages, artists, educators, engineers, inventors, makers. Really it is for everyone.

What materials work with Makey Makey?
Ketchup, pencils, graphite, finger paint, fruits, plants, coins, your grandma,
silverware, anything that is wet, aluminum, rain, and hundreds more – any
material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity.

What can you create?
You can 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 web page. 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.

Each box includes the following:

Makey Makey

USB cable

7 Alligator cables

6 connector wires

an illustrated instruction guide

and stickers

 

 

 

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