You may be the greatest living banana-pianist, but how will you ever
know if you don't make yourself a banana piano? Good news, that
project and countless others are easier than you think they are with
Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key (get it?) just
by connecting a few alligator clips. The MaKey MaKey is an invention
kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a
keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as an
input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with
The MaKey MaKey uses high resistance switching to detect when you've
made a connection even through materials that aren't very conductive
(like leaves, pasta or people). This technique attracts noise on the
input, so a moving window averager is used to lowpass the noise. The
on-board ATMega32u4 communicates with your computer using the Human
Interface Device (HID) protocol which means that it can act like a
keyboard or mouse.
There are six inputs on the front of the board, which can be attached
to via alligator clipping, soldering to the pads, or any other method
you can think of. There are another 12 inputs on the back, 6 for
keyboard keys, and 6 for mouse motion, which you can access with
jumpers via the female headers. If you wish to use a different set of
keys, or otherwise change the behavior of your MaKey MaKey, you can
simply reprogram it using the Arduino environment. Oh yeah, we didn't
mention that the MaKey MaKey is an Arduino-compatible controller?
That's right, it runs the Leonardo bootloader so reprogramming is fast
Note: Now included with the MaKey MaKey is a USB cable, packof jumper
wires as well as a pack of alligator clips!
The Deluxe Kit includes everything that the basic kit does plus
another pack of alligator clips and a roll of copper tape so you can
really go crazy!
Note: See the GitHub link below for support with the Arduino IDE.
* 1 x MaKey MaKey HID Board
* 2 x Alligator Clip Pack
* 1 x Mini-USB Cable
* 1x Jumper Wire Pack
* 1 x Roll of Copper Tape
* MaKey MaKey Github  (Find the latest MaKey MaKey sketch here)
* Getting Started Guide 
* Driver  (For Windows users)
* 32U4 GitHub 
* Arduino Addon Files  (Unzip to your Arduino sketchbook
* MaKey MaKey Site 
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