Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Anyone
What do you want to makey today?
- MaKey MaKey makes inventing fun!
- Can be expanded later for greater functionality
- Requires no software. Operates through USB port.
There are dreamers out there who see a world of possibilities. Flying cars? Absolutely! Mind controlled remote controls? Can’t wait! Self-cleaning clothes? We wish! With the MaKey MaKey your thoughts and dreams can take one step closer to reality. Designed by two graduate students at MIT Media Lab, MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Inventing is near and dear to our hearts, and with this little kit it can be near to yours too.
The MaKey MaKey uses a USB cord to connect its circuit board to your computer. The circuit board takes over the functionality of certain key on your keyboard or mouse, like the space bar or the mouse click. That is where the fun begins. Using alligator clips you can connect the space bar function of the MaKey MaKey controller to the end of a banana, or a pencil, or a piece of Play-Doh, and make that object the keyboard or mouse input. Just touch your “banana” and you control the functionality of the space bar on the computer. Go out and find some cool applications and let your creativity run wild!
- For Ages 8 and up
- No software necessary. Operates through USB
- Works with any object that can conduct even a small amount of electricity.
- Multiple MaKey MaKeys can be used together
- Runs on Windows Mac OSX and Linux
- Full kit includes MaKey MaKey, USB Cable, Alligator Clips and online documentation.