MAKEY MAKEY

Makey Makey STEM pack

Robots that you can build and code

The MaKey MaKey STEM Pack embodies all the excitement of the classic STEM tool and has optimized it for classroom integration.

The pack includes:

  • 12 Makey Makey Classics

  • 12 (6ft) Alligator Clips

  • 12 (6ft) Connector Wires

  • 72 extra Alligator Clips

  •  144 New and Improved Connector Wires (for the back)

  • 12 Makey Makey-Optimized Conductive 6B Pencils

 

Price: $699

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  • Main Features

    A programmable kit for students ages from 6 to College

  • Programming Languages

    Scratch

  • Educational value

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Electronic, Programming

  • What’s in the box? *

    12 Makey Makey Classics, 12 (6ft) Alligator Clips, 12 (6ft) Connector Wires, 72 extra Alligator Clips,  144 New and Improved Connector Wires (for the back), 12 Makey Makey-Optimized Conductive 6B Pencils

  • Mobile / stationary

    Stationary robot

  • Autonomy

    Fully-programmable

  • Student to robot ratio

    1 set per student

  • Best for

    Elementary, Middle Schools and Libraries

  • Grade Level

    K-9

  • Curriculum

    Covering robotics, programming and computer science

  • Professional Development / Training

    No training required –available as an option

  • Warranty

    1-year warranty

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The MaKey MaKey STEM Pack embodies all the excitement of the classic STEM tool and has optimized it for classroom integration. It helps educators easily facilitate collaboration among curious children, engaging them with plenty of hands-on circuitry projects to help them boost their creative skills!
 

What is Makey Makey?

Makey Makey is designed for quick connections between a computer and a variety of objects. Learners can experiment with various configurations to create a complete circuit.

“Makey Makey” is a play on words - students having the ability to Make their own Keyboards (“Ma-Key”). The mundane and boring keyboard is replaced by any object that conducts electricity - pie pans, Play-Doh, bananas, and even potted plants - the list goes on! When students create their own method of interfacing with the computer, barriers to learning and creating give way to a world of exploration that is on their terms. Whether they are coding on Scratch, playing Pacman or jamming with music software, interactive and genuine learning takes place because students are guided by their interests and passion.

Makey Makey is part of a creative and technological downshift in which very smart electronics are simplified to make the world manipulable by ordinary people in ways previously available only to developers. The heart of Makey Makey is its circuit board that connects to a computer via a USB cable. Building circuits that can be used like a joystick or a keyboard key allows users with no coding experience to use Makey Makey to learn, experiment, and invent.

The Makey Makey is used by K12 educators in all 50 states and throughout the world (over 30 countries!) to teach Engineering, Design Thinking, and Making. Teachers in virtually every subject area have successfully used the Makey Makey to enhance and deepen the learning experience in their classroom.

 

Suggestions for using and testing conductive materials

When inventing, anything goes! Below is a list of materials with which learners can experiment, investigate, and innovate. Also important to have available are some tools for cutting, like scissors and craft knives, and ways to attach things together, like hot glue, super glue, various kinds of tape, and clips or clamps.

- Most fruits and vegetables are able to conduct an electrical current as well as many other foods. Learners should experiment with a variety such as marshmallows, gummy candies, macaroni and cheese, cupcakes, and shrimp.
- Try experimenting with some plant leaves or flowers, but nothing too dry.
- Play-Doh™, Model Magic™ and other clays work very well if the clays stay moist.
- Since people are conductive, connect one person to a ground, and another to an input. A sound can be triggered when they touch hands (e.g., high-five).
- Graphite from a pencil is conductive. Draw thick, dark lines, on a smooth surface and touch the end of the alligator clip to the lines.
- Foil and other metal objects work well. Try coins, magnets, nuts and bolts, forks and knives, or pots and pans.
- Try testing everyday items such as inflatable beach balls, paper plates, cardboard boxes, various types of soft and rigid foam, Lego™ bricks, plastic storage boxes, stuffed animals and other toys, hats and other pieces of clothing, sheets of fabric, string, yarn, elastic, and paper.
 
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Makey Makey Software

Makey Makey works with any software that uses the keyboard, mouse, and/or arrow keys. Try Makey Makey out by using the device with any web page or computer application where a keyboard and/or mouse is required. Below are just a few of the computer applications that can be used with Makey Makey:

- Bongos: Play some bongo drums with the spacebar and left arrow. Turn anything into a drum!
- Piano : A piano designed for Makey Makey. Play a melody with the arrow keys and spacebar (and click, too).
- MK-1:A sampling synth for Makey Makey. Record a sound, use preset scales, and set the keys to play just the notes wanted.
 
Makey Makey is also compatible with Scratch programming language and it can be used to have students create interactive stories, games and animations.
 

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* Computer(Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux) with an available USB slot required

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Makey Makey STEM pack

Robots that you can build and code

Price: $699

In Stock