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Makey Makey Classic - An Invention Kit for Everyone - Connect the Real World

Quick Overview

Ever played Mario on Play-Doh? or Piano on bananas? Makey Makey is a simple circuit board that lets you reprogram the world by connecting everyday objects to a computer. Turn everyday objects like bananas into touch-pads! Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds. Just plug, clip, and play! No programming knowledge needed. 1000s of possibilities! Draw your own game controller! Dance like never before! No software to install. Designed by MIT PhD’s to be simple and foster true project based creative learning. Works with Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux. Warning: extended use may result in creative confidence! Exclusive to Buzz Gadgets Australia.

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Manufacturer Makey Makey
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $129.00

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1000s of possibilities. Setup takes just seconds. Just plug, clip, and play!

Make a banana piano!

Find a free virtual piano from the web. Instead of using your keyboard to play the piano, connect the keys on the Makey Makey to bananas. The bananas then become your piano keys!

Draw your own game controller!

Load up your favorite game or find a new one online. Draw the controls on a notepad with a pencil. Alligator clip the buttons, ground yourself, and play!

Dance like never before!

Make life-size game controllers you can jump on! When your foot touches water in a tub, or aluminum foil on the floor, you can play a dancing game or make your character jump!

Sneak yourself a cat selfie!

Set up a conductive pad (silver foil) and a water bowl for the kitty. Hook them up to set off your laptop camera when he comes to have a drink! Hundreds more examples on the official website.

Think Big

A staircase or even a whole house can become a musical instrument. Build creative confidence!

Rewire the world

Ten lesson plans tied to common core and 18 creative guides available at the official website.

Invented at MIT

Designed by MIT PhD’s to be simple and foster true project based creative learning.

SUMMARY:

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 a banana. 

 

When you touch the banana, 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 an 8-year-old using MaKey MaKey: 

 

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

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. 

 

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A: Our deliveries are made via Australia Post eParcel service.

 

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A: The shipping cost for orders <500g is fixed at $11.95 incl. GST.

For larger orders, the shipping cost will vary according to the destination address and parcel weight / dimensions, and will be calculated upon checkout.

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A: All orders are shipped from our warehouse in Cheltenham, VIC, with a typical delivery time-frame of 1-5 business days depending on the destination address. 

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A: All our  shipments are covered by the standard postage cover that provides insurance for up to $100. For an extra insurance cover of up to $3000, you should select 'Registered Post with Extra Cover' option during checkout. 

Buzz Planet (AUS) Pty Ltd cannot be held responsible for parcels lost or damaged in transit if you choose not to insure.


Q: If I buy multiple products, will they be shipped together?

A: We will combine multiple items in one shipment, resulting in a reduction of shipping costs.

 

          Q: Do you ship to PO Boxes?

A: Yes.

 

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