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Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone

4.2 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Turn everyday objects like bananas into touch pads!
  • Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds.
  • Just plug, clip, and play! No programming knowledge needed.
  • 1000s of possibilities! Draw your own game controller! Dance like never before!
  • No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm ; 118 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
  • Item model number: MMCE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Feb. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision

Product description

Product Description

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 they are with MaKey MaKey. Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key (get it?) just by connecting a few alligator clips. The MaKey MaKey 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 an input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with fruit! The MaKey MaKey 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 on-board ATMega32u4 communicates with your computer using the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol which means that it can act like a keyboard or mouse. There are six inputs on the front of the board, which can be attached to via alligator clipping, soldering to the pads, or any other method you can think of. There are another 12 inputs on the back, 6 for keyboard keys, and 6 for mouse motion, which you can access with jumpers via the female headers. If you wish to use a different set of keys, or otherwise change the behavior of your MaKey MaKey, you can simply reprogram it using the Arduino environment. Oh yeah, we didn't mention that the MaKey MaKey is an Arduino-compatible controller? That's right, it runs the Leonardo bootloader so reprogramming is fast and easy.

Box Contains

1 x MaKey MaKey HID Board, 1 x Alligator Clip Pack, 1 x Mini-USB Cable, 1 x Jumper Wire Pack

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