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Maker Makey

The Makey Makey is an invention kit designed to connect everyday objects to computer keys. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the device uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal.

The Makey Makey is an invention literacy tool. Invention Literacy is “the ability to read and write human made stuff”. It means you’re able to look at the world around you and think about how something works and how to make a new version of it. Or to make something else from it.

At MakerDojo, we like to call a Makey Makey, a Maker Makey.

Maker Makey: Arcade

Maker Makey: Fusball

Maker Makey: Operation

Maker Makey: Machines

Maker Makey: Labyrinth

Maker Makey: Guitar

Maker Makey: Mini Mini Golf

MAKER MAKEY: ARCADE

Maker Makey: Arcade is a level up on our most popular program, Maker Arcade. Using Makey Makey with cardboard and other materials, your students will have the opportunity to make arcade games of their desire such as a marble run, basketball shooting, skee ball, wire game, or whatever tickles their fancy. The only limitation is creativity. Adding Makey Makey to the games brings another level of interaction into the learning experience. Students will be able to keep their games.

MAKER MAKEY: FUSBAL

Maker Makey: Fusbal is a level up on one of our most popular makes from Maker Arcade. Using Makey Makey, your students will make a fusbal game with cardboard and other materials. Adding Makey Makey to the game brings another level of interaction into the learning experience with a digital score and other SFX. Students will be able to keep their Fusbal game.

MAKER MAKEY: OPERATION

Maker Makey: Operation is our original Maker Makey program. Using Makey Makey will make their own version of the classic Operation game with cardboard and other materials. Students will be able to keep their Operation game.

MAKER MAKEY: MACHINES

In Maker Makey: Machines, your students will experiment with simple and complex machines, all made from recycled or reused materials. Students will collaborate to create a complex machine known as a Rube Goldberg Machine. We add another level of complexity by incorporating Makey Makeys into the machine.

MAKER MAKEY: LABYRINTH

In Maker Makey: Labyrinth, your students will make a labyrinth out of cardboard and other materials. Add Makey Makey to the labyrinth to change the game play. Students will be able to keep their labyrinths.

MAKER MAKEY: GUITAR

In Maker Makey: Guitar, your students will make a guitar out of cardboard and other materials. Add Makey Makey to the box guitar to play any sound. Students will be able to keep their guitars.

MAKER MAKEY: MINI MINI GOLF

Maker Makey: Mini Mini Golf is our newest Maker Makey program. Using Makey Makey, students will make their own mini mini golf game with cardboard and other materials. Students will be able to keep their mini mini golf game.


Makey Makey Certification

Jeremy from MakerDojo is a Makey Makey Certified Educator.

The Makey Makey is an invention literacy tool. Invention Literacy is “the ability to read and write human made stuff”. It means you’re able to look at the world around you and think about how something works and how to make a new version of it. Or to make something else from it.