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Uitati-va la primul video de la ei de pe site. E super tare dispozitivul. :D

What Can I Make?

That's up to you! First, load up a computer program or any webpage.


Let's say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys

Or let's say you Google for an online Pacman game and draw a joystick with a pencil:


Then you can play Pacman by touching the drawing.

Or you could load up facebook or gmail and send a message on a custom-made alphabet-soup keyboard:


What's MaKey MaKey?

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween:


The kit will include everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.

How Does it Work?

Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and an apple


When you touch the apple, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.

Make + Key = MaKey MaKey!

Who is MaKey MaKey For?

Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers... Really it is for everyone. Here is a photo of some 8-year-olds using MaKey MaKey in a Maker Space:


She invented a "knife-and-log" interface for cutting virtual wood in an online game.

We ran a workshop in February 2012 with some professors and grad students who specialize in interaction design. One grad student made this beachball game controller:

Another grad student made this working pressure sensitive switch by layering Play-Doh under a spring:


The workshop took place at Queen's University during a conference.

With MaKey MaKey, kids can start inventing right away, and experts can make working prototypes in minutes instead of days.

What materials work with MaKey Makey?

Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work. Here are some materials people have used in our workshops including Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Lemons, etc.:


Other materials that work great: Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Most Foods, Cats and Dogs, Aluminum Foil, Rain, and hundreds more...

Why Are You Creating MaKey MaKey?

We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits. We believe that the whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way.

We are inspired by the Maker Movement. We want to help people start to think of themselves as Makers and agents of change. When you have the "Maker's Mindset," you know you can change the world.

Before we created MaKey MaKey we worked on other creative tools and invention kits such as: Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch.

Have You Prototyped This?

Everything in the video is real, running on either the first or the second prototype. Two years ago, we created the first prototype for MaKey MaKey at the San Francisco Exploratorium:


Then we built the second prototype from 2011 to 2012, which looks like this:


Our third prototype was just made, and looks like this:


Right now, we are designing the kit a fourth time.

What Does the Back of the Board Look Like?


Mai multe vedeti voi pe site-ul lor. E super tare ideea.

MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone (Official Site)

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Intr-adevar, ceva destul de ingenios...

Dar de ce as vrea sa controlez pc-ul prin intermediul unei banane, sau prin intermediul oricarui alt obiect altul decat sobolanul.

Probabil la prima vedere oricare e curios sa vada cum sta treaba, insa pun pariu ca nu-i nimic "funny" in toata treaba asta, parerea mea.

Lumea are nevoie de tehnologii prin intermediul carora sa progreseze, nu ceva static care e menit doar sa-ti atraga privirea si sa dispara, pentru ca, ma repet, nu-i vad o intrebuintare practica...

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Exemplele cu bananele si ce mai vezi prin poze sunt doar de demonstratie.

E interesant cand poti sa iti desenezi pe o coala de hartie niste butoane si sa le folosesti ca si controller.

Poti de asemenea sa iti faci un joystick cu destula imaginatie. Chestia cu acest dispozitiv e ca poti sa il conectezi la ce vrei si sa folosesti acel obiect pentru a controla calculatorul.

Uitati-ca la acel video de pe site. Nu ii pot pune embed aici...

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