Makey Makey

by MaKey MaKey
  •  58.77
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  • Suited to: 8 to adult


The original Makey Makey Classic – Named one of Consumer Reports’ “Best Tech Toys of 2014″, “Best of Toy Fair 2014” by Popular Science, and a finalist for Toy of the Year 2016.  Inducted into The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, 2014.

Makes STEM Education fun!  The first setup takes seconds.  Just plug, clip, and play!  No programming knowledge needed.  No software to install.  Connect the world around you to your computer!   Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys.

A small credit-card-sized USB interface that lets you turn just about anything into a computer input, by creating a simple circuit.  MaKey MaKey, created by MIT Media Lab Ph.D. Jay Silver can be used to make a piano out of bananas, a joystick out of Play-Doh, an iSight camera trigger from a bowl of water, or whatever other crazy interface combination you can think of — it even works with pencil drawings!  It has a built-in Arduino, so you can use the program to control devices on a far more advanced level.

Educators Guide

Sample Lesson Plans

Sample Lesson Plans for Lego

Watch Jay Silver’s TED Talk

Works with Mac and Windows.    It is also open-source hardware, which means MaKey MaKey makes things like their schematics available under a CC (in this case attribution, share-alike) license.  For curious educators and learners, there are 1000s of possibilities and project ideas, many uploaded to YouTube videos from classrooms around the world!

Includes; Makey Makey Board, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Clips, 6 Connector Wires, Instructions with Visual Project Start Guide, Online Documentation, and 20 Color Stickers.

Ages 8 to infinity!