Box Accordion by Josh Burker


Box Accordion by Josh Burker

Head over to Instructables to check out this musical guide by Josh Burker and build your own accordion out of a Makey Makey Classic box!




Time Investment
Up to 1 hour
6 - 12+


  • Makey Makey ClassicMakey Makey “Simple Box, ” or a similar box with an outer sleeve that slides on and off
  • Thin cardboard (this model used a piece of cardboard from a dry cleaner)
  • Contact cement or other strong glue
  • Permanent marker
  • Awl (the tool on a pocketknife or multi-tool designed to poke holes in material)
  • One white wire from Makey Makey kit
  • Copper tape with conductive adhesive-1/2” width
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Twisted pair wire, or similar small gauge wire-about twelve inches
  • Wire cutters/strippers
  • Brass fasteners
  • Alligator clip
  • Box cutter


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