Dad and daughter teamed up today in the Think.Digital #Manstudio for a little MaKey MaKey Fun. I bought one for a Christmas present for the girls, something a little different I thought for them to play with. Deep down I was quite excited too as during a little research I came across this video.
Excitedly, I purchased ours from Education Technology Specialists online store and the parcel arrived a few days later on my doorstep.
Upon opening the box, I was presented with a joystick control circuit, some multicolours wires with aligator clips and some instructions. I used the instructions (amazing I know) and within minutes had the MaKey MaKey interacting with my notepad on my MAC Book Air. I then did the traditional Google Search and landed on MaKey MaKey How To’s.
I was very keen to get the banana piano happening, but being short on bananas I opted for potatoes. I called little ZoZo (Zoe) my 5 year old daughter into the manstudio to experiment with me. We followed through the instructions and explored the TRY OUT SOFTWARE, including the Bongos, Piano and MK-1. It was hilarious watching her reaction… our play time is captured below – enjoy.
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 in between.
The kit will includes MaKey MaKey Board, 7 Alligator Clips and a USB Cable, which is everything you need to get going !
Here’s a few handy links that you can go a little deeper with…
Enjoy, if you end up purchasing a MaKey MaKey or if you already have one, please share the digital love below by leaving a comment below.
Further Exploration of MaKey MaKey
- MaKey Makey Potato Piano (How to)
- Live Performance of MaKey Makey Potato Piano on ABC Central Victoria
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