Wanna plug Makey Makey in and start playing and connecting everyday stuff with no coding involved? Check out these apps that use key presses. When you are ready to start making your own apps and games, head on over to Scratch to code your own projects!
|Piano and Musical Apps|
Bongos: Play some bongo drums with the space bar and left arrow. Turn anything into a drum!
This awesome midi app was created by Makey Makey Ambassador Liam Baum (aka MrBombMusic.) He built this app with p5.js & Soundfont-Player. Plug in your Makey Makey, and choose an instrument from the dropdown and begin playing a full scale with the instrument of your choice! (Note: you will need to remap a few pins on the back of the board for keys h and j.)
This app was created by Johnny Tal as a way to easily upload any sound you want for any input, or choose an instrument from the list and easily monitor what's being triggered on the virtual Makey Makey.
Another great piano app! Click the Settings wheel to change the piano keys to Makey Makey keypresses and start playing!
Chamber Music Piano
This downloadable app is great if you just want to drag and drop sounds onto keys on a keyboard, then press the keys to play them. Try it with the example keymap we made with drum and marimba sounds for mac or windows.
|Games and Fun Apps|
Flash Flash Revolution
Works on a spacebar, but requires Flash!
|Create your own in Scratch!|
Create your own apps, games, and animations in Scratch!
Here are some great guides for getting started!
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