How cool is this? The Makey Makey has been making kids and grown ups alike invent new contraptions every day for quite some time now. We were able to get our hands on one of these kits and we can't even describe how much fun we had with it.
The MaKey MaKey Original Invention Kit
is a simple little printed circuit board that interfaces with your computer and acts like a human interface device. Basically it takes the place of certain keys and or mouse clicks without using the actual keyboard or mouse. The Makey Makey kit comes with a 6ft USB cable, 7 alligator clips, and 6 connector wires that will help you create some pretty interesting projects.
Out of the box it took us just 15 minutes to set up our first testing invention. I put my daughter (6 years old) up to the test and had her help me with setting this up. It was a basic control pad made of play-dough buttons so I had her use the pins that I hooked up to alligator clips and insert them into the play-dough. A short search on Google gave us a web based pacman game that was perfect for testing. The MaKey MaKey Original Invention Kit
worked like a charm and it was funny to see how much fun my daughter and I were having playing pac-man through play-dough.
These are a few pictures of our trial run but check out the videos of some of the things you can do with your very own Makey Makey.
The Makey Make works on Windows, Mac and Linux so there is no excuse to not let your imagination run wild.
Check Out the Makey Makey videos
Where can I get my own makey makey? You can either buy your makey makey through Amazon
, or you can also order one via the Makey Makey website at makeymakey.com