Even though MaKey MaKey was designed by two Ph.D candidates from MIT, their goal was to make something for the kindergartener in all of us. It's a device that allows you to turn anything that conducts electricity into a functional computer key. It looks like it might be difficult to hook up, but it's actually [...]
Brooklyn-based producer/remixer Jonathan Dagan used a MaKey MaKey and various foods to create a rendition of Massive Attack's 'Teardrop'.
Ok, so the produce in this video is used more for show than for sound but we still have to hand it to j.viewz for making such good use of a maKey maKey and his edible circuit triggers. Hat Tip Link
Pianos made of apples are becoming, suddenly, commonplace. Photo (CC-BY) Pete Prodoehl. Call it a massive attack of fruits and veg. Simple circuits have long been able to make use of sensors in real-world stuff like apples or JELL-O. But Make Makey deserves special credit for making interfacing those circuits with a computer silly-simple. (The … Continue ?
Actually, it's all kinds of fruits and vegetables. A circuit board called the MaKey MaKey is allowing musicians to play music on produce, to awesome effect. Watch the video.
(Via The Creators Project) A while back we told you about a device called Makey Makey, designed by some whiz kids out of MIT Labs, which can turn absolutely anything in the world into a button. It requires no knowledge of coding forShow More Summary
[Hasbi Sevinç] is using perishable goods in his electronics project. The orange, tomato, and two apples seen above act as keys for the virtual piano. The concept is the same as the Makey Makey which is often demonstrated as a banana piano. This implementation uses an Arduino to read the sensors and to connect to [...]
No matter how awesome your game controller is, the MaKey MaKey Everyday Invention Kit can help you come up with something even better because almost anything can be used to control your computer programs and games. Want to turn your staircase into a piano or use marshmallows to play Tetris? It’s possible with this kit, [...]
It’s been a pretty depressing couple of weeks all told. Flags, riots, official confirmation of state involvement in the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane. So, let me try and lift the mood, by asking a completely fatuous makey upey question: If Hollywood was to make a Movie about Northern Ireland right now, what would be [...]
[Guillermo Amaral's] NES controller was in great shape. Well, except for the fact that it didn’t work. Upon closer inspection it seems the shift register — which is the only IC on these ancient peripherals — had given up the ghost. But he made it usable again by making the NES controller into a MaKey MaKey [...]
A BBC slideshow of Maker Faire Africa 2012: Makey Makey ready? F ruit and Vegetable batteries from Olodi apapa senior secondary sch. Ajegunle Images courtesy of Glenna Gordon
If GLaDOS hated her potato form before, she’ll be even more spiteful once she gets relegated to being a controller. The new MaKey MaKey system allows you to turn virtually anything into a controller. It comes with a special cpntroller board, six crocodile clips, and six connection cables. Show More Summary
We've received a lot of questions about the amazing special effects makeup at the Makeys. Here's some background on the incredible crew and the amazing looks they created for us. Read the full article on MAKE
At the Maker Faire, my eight-year-old daughter was into ?everything?. It took us nearly an hour to get past the first two large tents: bubble-wand-making, MaKey MaKey instruments, spinner painting... Then we saw the Trackers Earth folks...Show More Summary
What if you could turn any conductive surface into a controller for your DJ or production software? With over 11,000 backers on Kickstarter earlier this year, the MaKey MaKey project captivated the attention of the online world. Three months after... Read more
[Michael] built his own clone of the popular MaKey MaKey Kickstarter project. His implementation uses an ATMega328 and the V-USB stack to connect as a USB Human Interface Device. He was showing it off at Toorcamp wired up to a banana piano, which captured the interest of kids and adults alike. The digital inputs are [...]
One of the founders of inventor-friendly circuitboard, Makey Makey, offers us some wise words.
We love a good DIY project, and MaKey MaKey is a tool that promises to inspire several of them. It's already capable of creating a piano out of bananas, a Pacman controller from a paper drawing, and a keyboard out of alphabet soup. It's...Show More Summary
MaKey MaKey is a kit that basically turns anything into a touchpad -- fruit, a regular notepad, and even a staircase. MIT Media Lab grad students Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum put their invention up on Kickstarter and have raised over...Show More Summary
Since my last mention of the MaKey MaKey we've been playing around with it. We've recreated a few of the other experiments seen on the MaKey MaKey site, and it's been a lot of fun to see my daughter and her friends excited about creating things.