Makey Makey Kit for Budding Makers (KIT-14478)
You may be the greatest living banana pianist, but how will you ever know if you don't make yourself a banana piano? Good news! That project and countless others are easier than you think with Makey Makey.
Using the Makey Makey you can make *anything into a *key just by connecting a few alligator clips. The Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz is an invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard or piano with fruit!
The Makey Makey Classic uses high-resistance switching to detect when you've made a connection even through materials that aren't very conductive (like leaves, pasta, or people). This technique attracts noise on the input, so a moving window averager is used to lowpass the noise. The Makey Makey can also act like a keyboard or mouse. There are six inputs on the front of the board, which can be attached via alligator clipping, soldering to the pads, or any other method you can think of. There are another 12 inputs on the back, six for keyboard keys and six for mouse motion, which you can access with jumpers via the female headers.
- 1x Makey Makey HID Board
- 1x Mini-USB Cable
- 1x Alligator Clip Pack
- 1x Jumper Wire Pack
Bought it for daughter following the Royal Institution lectures. She, her sister and a friend were rapidly up and running with a control pad for Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi using Play-Doh.
I run a code club at my local primary school and brought this as it can be used with Scratch. The kids were blown away with the banana piano I made.