Presentation on theme: "Makey By Connor Donovan. What is a Makey-Makey? Makey Makey is a device that allows you to turn every day objects into touchpads and combine them with."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Makey-Makey? Makey Makey is a device that allows you to turn every day objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for people of any level of experience. Comes out of the box ready to use out of the box and includes a Makey Makey, alligator clips, and a usb cable. There is no programming, software downloads or anything required.
How Does it Work? Alligator clip 2 objects to the makey makey for example you and an orange and then plug in the usb into the computer. When you touch the apple, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.
What Can I Make? The world is at your finger tips when using makey makey. You can create virtually anything with makey makey as long as there is an existing computer program to correspond with your invention. Here are some ideas: Piano Stairs Sword fighting game
My Experience With Makey Makey Over the past few days my classmates and I have been given the opportunity to make our very own makey makey creation. Myself along with Will, Keaton, Andrew, and Jared created our very own sword fighting game in which you must touch your opponents tin foil armor with your tin foil coated sword to gain points. First person to touch their opponents armor 10 times is victor. We programmed our own visual basic program to act as a score board for the game.