Inventing with makey makey

April 21, 2016

Given our enthusiasm about coding with Scratch, we thought we’d use it with the Makey Makey!

This is an absolutely kid-friendly tool to create electronic inventions and learn about electricity in the process.  Once hooked up to the USB port on your computer and a few conductive items in the home, it turns into a mini keyboard!  Used with Scratch, making and playing games is at least quadruply awesomely fun.

We tried out toys, coins, bananas and the cats toy…  Some conductive, others not so much.

What would you like to hook up to your Makey Makey?

 

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