Introduction: MakeyMakey: How to Play Gravity Guy by Jumping

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Playing games in a traditional way with your keyboard or mouse can be really boring. To make a great system for group playing you only need a MaKey MaKey and a few wires, along with a bit of aluminum foil.

Step 1: Making a Platform for Jumping

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You simply need to cover 5 notebooks with aluminum foil and glue the foil to the notebook so it doesn't fall off. Next, you connect aligator clips to your platforms.

Step 2: Connecting the Platforms

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Next you connect your platforms to the MaKey Makey to the slots for W, A, S, D. and space, because you need 5 buttons to play this game.

Step 3: Define the Platforms

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The next step is to make 4 wires 2 meters long and leave a stripped part at the end to connect to your hand/finger. You also need to choose which platform is going to be for which player and button.

Step 4: Remap the MaKey MaKey

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The last step is to tell the MaKey which buttons we want to use. Then you remap the buttons connected to platforms named Space, Q, X, P, M to represent those exact letters.

Step 5: Get Ready to Play

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All a player needs to do to play is connect the wire to their hand and jump/tap on the platform with their feet.

Step 6: Play!

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May the best jumper win.

Comments

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-26

I love the idea of creating your own forms of digital game play!

4B-24N (author)2015-09-20

is g switch 2 better?

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