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Makey Makey

From Permanent Future Lab

The Makey Makey is an electronic invention toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the toy uses electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal.

How to use Makey Makey[edit | edit source]

  1. Connect the Makey Makey to your computer using a mini USB cable.
  2. Connect the alligator clips to anything that conducts electricity.
  3. Create a closed loop electrical signal by holding the 'earth' cable and tap an connected object at the same time.

Result: a keyboard stroke or mouse click.

Ok, but what can you do with this?[edit | edit source]

Use your imagination! For inspiration, see makeymakey.com.

Awesome. Where can I find this Makey Makey, where can I try it out?[edit | edit source]

You can experience the Makey Makey in both the PFLab S2M Utrecht and PFLab MusCom. Don't forget the bananas :D

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