#FunFactFriday: Check out Stu Lowe's OBS Zoom Call Makey Makey Hack

December 04, 2020

This is an amazing hack by educator Stu Lowe! Stu is always impressing us with his use of Makey Makey and today he found a great way to hack his Zoom calls and help his students when teaching through distance learning or remote learning. Check it out, it's so cool! 

 

 

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We asked Stu how he did this in OBS and he has the Scenes switching on arrow keys using the Hot Key Settings. We also tried setting this up and we had arrow keys to show/hide slideshow, and different camera devices. 

If you need to use the arrow keys in your presentation, you can also use the back of the Makey Makey and set up your hot keys for showing and hiding different devices with any of these letters:  W A S D F G
To get our OBS talking with Zoom on our Mac, we downloaded Camtwist for a virtual camera using this tutorial.
Our head of digital content, Colleen Graves, got two cameras and a slideshow controlled with Makey Makey Play doh buttons all displaying crisply through our Zoom! 
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Thanks to educator Stu Lowe we figured out to ##MakeyMakey an ##OBS control station! ##teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound - Makey Makey
Such a great hack for teachers that want to show hands-on learning!
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