The Makey Makey Veggie Piano fit the musical theme and the goal was to have fun and make people smile. Success!
This project took me about 10 hours.
Tools and parts required:
USB cable, and alligator clips (comes with Makey Makey)
Computer running Windows, MAC or Linux
VMPK Piano software
VMPK keymap file - Attached to this step - "Makey Makey 18 Key Veg.xml"
Makey Makey Arduino program
Acrylic or wood to mount your piano parts to
Ruler or straight edge
Exacto knife or box cutter
Bolts and Nuts
22 AWG solid core wire
Antistatic wrist strap or velcro cable strap (if you are using a Velcro cable strap you will also need tin foil and scissors)
Solder and soldering gun
Drill &1/4" drill bit
Loud computer speakers
20 vegetables + a few extra - I used carrots and green/yellow zucchinis
Arduino Software (PLEASE use Linux to program the Makey Makey; Windows requires drivers, which means going into the hardware manager and updating the drivers before it updates itself while trying to upload to the Makey Makey... believe me when I say that using Linux is much easier!)
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