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Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz

SKU: KIT-14478

$69.95 AUD, inc GST

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Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz
69.95 AUD

SKU: KIT-14478

$69.95 AUD, inc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5

This is the genuine Makey Makey by JoyLabz. Products priced generally lower than this are likely to be a "generic" variant. We guarantee that this official hardware will work with all official Makey Makey educational resources wherever it is referenced.

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 with Makey Makey.

Using the Makey Makey you can make anything into a key just by connecting a few alligator clips. The Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz 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 Classic 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 Makey Makey can also 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, six for keyboard keys and six for mouse motion, which you can access with jumpers via the female headers.

Includes

  • 1x Makey Makey HID Board
  • 1x Mini-USB Cable
  • 1x Alligator Clip Pack
  • 1x Jumper Wire Pack

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Documentation and Resources:
  • Makey Makey at Home
  • Have you heard of Makey Makey? If not, you’re about to have your mind blown! Makey Makey is an incredible way to bring imagination, creativity, and technology together. If you’re not sure what Makey Makey is, check out our Let's take a lo...
  • Makey Makey in the Classroom
  • Hey guys, if you’re looking to get the creativity and fun of Makey Makey into classrooms or workshops, then you’re in the right place! Makey Makey is an incredible tool for educators to get kids thinking about how they can use technology ...
  • Capacitive Touch with Makey Makey
  • The Makey Makey introduces the concept of using everday objects like fruit, lead pencil drawings, play dough etc. to interact with your computer via USB. The Makey Makey acts like a HID device over USB, which means that it behaves just like a keyboar...
  • Let's take a look at Makey Makey!
  • Makey Makey is a compact circuit board which allows you to create circuits using anything you like and connect them up to a computer. You use alligator clips to connect things to the Makey Makey, and then your Makey Makey connectors to a computer or ...
  • Makey Makey Skill Tester
  • This is the third project I've put up using the Makey Makey, and it's incredible fun, but it's also the simplest. Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple Skill Tester game complete with sound effects using a Makey Makey board and some easy to find materials....
  • Makey Makey Pencil Piano
  • After seeing how much fun people had using the Makey Makey as a gaming controller for our RetroPie setup, I decided that more fun, simple projects that can be made using household materials were in order. So today I present to you the piano that anyone can draw. That's right, we're going to draw a piano with nothing more than a standard graphite (lead) pencil....
  • Fruit and Veggie Gaming Controller
  • In preparation for some Maker Faire's we were heading to last year, I wanted to combine the awesomeness of the Makey Makey platform, with the fun that is RetroPie. For those who don't know the Makey Makey, it's a fantastic platform that allows you to connect the pin of an Atmega32u4 microcontroller up to the world around you. Fruit, vegetables, people, graphite, play dough, anything as long as it's somewhat conductive. It then ou...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Ruth verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Makey Makey arrived in short time frame after ordering and in perfect condition. Grandchildren are loving them! (Posted on 22/10/2018)

  2. Review by Marica verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great delivery time from ordering date. Kept well informed of its progress and further information. I very much like the website too. Learning lots! (Posted on 4/10/2017)

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