Makey is a device that hooks to a computer's USB port and by hooking
alligator clip cables to it and then to an object that conducts
electricity you can control your computer. Each area of the Makey
Makey controls another thing on your computer such as the space
bar, an enter press, or even letters on the keyboard. You can make
everyday objects such as a banana, sponge, or even a person a mouse
click or a press of a key on a keyboard.
gets students thinking out of the box. Makes them think creatively
and also makes the everyday world come alive. Some students have
utilized this technology to help create adaptive devices for other
students, create games they thought were too limiting on the computer,
also helps students get an idea of how prototyping works.
The cost of a Makey Makey
is $50. The kit comes with everything you need. The only additional
expense I have seen purchased is longer alligator clip cables to
be able to do things further away from the computer.
the Makey Makey in action.