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Fuzzy Face Mouse Control for Makey Mouse Backpack

What if you could make a mouse out of cheese? The Makey Mouse Backpack breaks out your mouse controls to “gator bites” so you can easily clip to fun items for unique drag-and-drop experiences.

Make a Mouse!

Make a mouse out of paper! Just use a 6B pencil to draw your controller and plug and play to have your own DIY Paper Mouse Controller!

Drawing of Paper Mouse and Makey Makey Backpacks

Draw arrows to control your mouse cursor. Make your drawings really thick and make sure there is a way to connect your alligator clips. Draw a button for Left Click.

Grab your Makey Mouse Backpack, it is green!

Align and attach Makey Mouse Backpack

Align all pins on the backpack board with the headers on Makey Makey.  

Gently squeeze the boards together with even pressure, making sure all pins enter the corresponding holes. 

Alligator clip to drawings

Now alligator clip each drawing to your Makey Mouse backpack. Connect the up arrow to the up movement, the left arrow to left movement, etc. Attach drawing of CLICK to Left Click on the Makey Mouse.

 Drawing of Mouse using the Fuzzy Face Web App

Check out this full video tutorial and make your own DIY paper mouse controller!

Connect your Makey Mouse Backpack to Makey Makey and design your own Fuzzy Face!

 

Time Investment
15 min
Grades:
 2nd- 12th

Supplies

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