Want to turn simple everyday stuff into your playful controller? A banana piano keyboard maybe, or a pencil joystick? Now, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to invent these cool things. All you need is your wild imagination and the Makey Makey Original Invention Kit. It utilizes a USB cord that connects to the computer and alligator clips that hook up to any object that you want to transform as your controller.
Makey Makey started as a Kickstarter project in 2012 and ended up raising over $500,000 in support. The kit allows you to turn any object you can think of into a sort of touchpad you use with your computer. People have used it to make a banana piano, a talking water fountain, musical Star Wars bobble heads, and .
Have you outgrown the MaKey MaKey’s default arrow, space, and home keys? Want to remap the MaKey MaKey inputs, program the MaKey MaKey in Arduino, and use that mysterious output connector? Then join us over on !
Sometimes following by example is the best way to learn. If you’re not sure where to start with the MaKey MaKey, give these examples a look-over. I hope they inspire you! If you want your project added to this list, post it in the comments below, or send us an email!