What is it?
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 inbetween:
The kit will include everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.
How Does it Work?
Alligator Clip two objects to the 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!
Who is it For?
Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers… Really it is for everyone. Here is a photo of some 8-year-olds using MaKey MaKey in a Maker Space:
She invented a “knife-and-log” interface for cutting virtual wood in an online game.