MaKey MaKey, invention kit for the 21st Century. Connect it to the Raspberry Pi for even more possibilities! Learn about materials, circuits and discover what makes good conductors and insulators of electricity. MaKey MaKey is a great way to interact with the programs you write, connecting software with the real world.
Check out the video on the Details tab for ideas on what to do with your MaKey MaKey!
What's MaKey MaKey?
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 inbetween:
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... It really is up to you what you make!
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!
This kit weighs 138g and the cost of shipping varies depending on where you are based.
We allow 48hrs to fulfill an order, and send UK orders using Royal Mail . Orders received over the weekend (Sat-Sun) will be fulfilled on a Monday.
MaKey MaKey is a great tool for learning through play.
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