This is our original how-to!
|First Time Set Up
Plug in USB
The small side of USB cable plugs into Makey Makey, and the big side plugs into computer.
|Close Pop Up Windows
Your computer may ask you to install drivers or do other setup. You can click cancel or close the window.
|Connect to EARTH
Connect one end of an alligator clip to "Earth" on the bottom of the front side of Makey Makey.
Hold the metal part of the other end of the alligator clip between your fingers. You are now "grounded."
Connect to "Space" and Try It
While you're still grounded, touch the round "Space" pad on the Makey Makey. You should see a green light on the Makey Makey, and your computer will think the space bar was pressed.
|Play Some Music
|Try Out Everyday Stuff with our new apps!
Make anything into a key! You can make a connection through anything that's even a little bit conductive. You can also create inventions that combine conductive and non-conductive parts.
Conductive Materials (Check out this post on conductive stuff!)
Here are a few things to try:
When you're inventing, anything goes! Here are a few things we have enjoyed using:
Inflatable beach balls, paper plates, cardboard boxes, various types of soft and rigid foam, lego bricks, plastic storage boxes, stuffed animals and other toys, funny hats and other pieces of clothing, sheets of fabric, string, yarn, elastic, and paper.
It's also important to have around some tools for cutting, like scissors and exacto knives, and ways to stick things together, like hot glue, superglue, various kinds of tape, and clips or clamps.
Check out other Apps and Scratch!
This guide has a ton of cool apps to try. Anything that uses a key press you can now control with your Makey Makey digital duct tape!
Take our online classes!
We have tons of free project ideas and even free classes on our how-to page!
I can't get a key to press!
One of the keys won't stop pressing over and over! What should I do?
It works sometimes, but not other times. : (