MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

Right now a kickstarter project, 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. It comes ready to use out of the box with everything you see below: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.

You can practically make or do anything with it!

Make a banana piano:

Or play Pac-man with doodles:

So how does this work exactly? 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! 

Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work (if it doesn’t already work, just rub it with bananas, spray it with water, or apply copper tape). Possibilites are endless and this can bring out the inventor in everyone!

The homepage for MaKey MaKey is makeymakey.com

Here is the Press Page  for photo links etc.

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