Makey Makey is a small circuit board you connect to your computer through a USB cable. The computer thinks that the circuit board is the actual keyboard. With alligator clips, you can attach various conductive objects to the circuit board to design your own keyboard! Normally computer games and musical instruments are played using the standard keyboard. But imagine the possibilities now that you can design how you want your computer game controller or musical instrument to look like! Great for experiencing the engineering design process, learning about conductive and insulating materials, and a basic introduction to circuits.
- Borrow some Makey Makeys from the Toolkit for Teachers!
- Example Lesson: Making with Makey Makey, Engineering Design Introduction
- Feature Project: Using Engineering to Help Others