Have you ever played Mario on Play-Doh or the piiano on bananas?  Chances are, probably not.  But with the help of Makey Makey, you can alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.  Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century that can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.  It’s a simple invention kit that’s great for all skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

 

 

So…how does Makey Makey work?

Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey board. For example, you could place a clip on yourself, and a clip on a banana.   When you touch the banana, you make a connection, and Makey Makey sends the computer a keyboard message and the computer just thinks Makey Makey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). This allows Makey Makey to work with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.  How cool is that?

 

What can you make with Makey Makey?

 

That’s up to you!  First, load up a computer program or any webpage (yes that’s right, you’re surfing the internet to invent).  Let’s say you load up a piano. Iinstead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, kiwis, tomoatoes…anything really, and the various everyday objects become your piano keys!!

 

 

Want to play your favorite Mario game with a controller made of Play Doh?  Yeap, you can do that too!  No matter what idea it is that you can dream up in the amazing mind of yours, you can bring it to fruition with the help of Makey Makey.

You might be asking yourself, what materials work with Makey Makey?  Well, the possibilities are endless there too!   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).  Some favorite materials to use Makey Makey with are: ketchup, pencil graphite, finger paint, lemons, you name it!  Other materials that work great are: plants, coins, your grandma, silverware, anything that is wet, most foods, cats and dogs, aluminum foil, rain, and hundreds more!

 

 

If you’ve got someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to create new things all the time, you can’t go wrong with Makey Makey.  Whether you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer or a present that will bring hours of fun Makey Makey has got you covered!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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