Introduction: MakeyMakey Tap Shoes

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Hook up a MakeyMakey to tap shoes!

You'll need:
one MakeyMakey
a pair of tap shoes

some extra wire for longer leads


Step 1: Tape Lead Wires to the Taps

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Strip the wire ends. Use the tape to fasten some of the extra wires to each of the four taps. About four feet is a good length for the wires.

Step 2: Hook Up the Ground Lead

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Attach the ground lead to a metal plate from the MakeyMakey

Step 3: Hook Up the MakeyMakey

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Hook up each tap to one of the inputs on the MakeyMakey. You can experiment around with which one you want which tap to be hooked up to.

Step 4: Tap Time!

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Pick a program from to experiment with. Tap away!


seamster (author)2015-03-02

I think I'm missing something . . . what happens now when you tap dance?

killbox (author)seamster2015-03-17

That will depend on the specific scratch program you choose, and which connections on the Makey Makey, but each part of the tap, shoe (toe/heel, left shoe right shoe, all can make different inputs, i believe in one demo she had them playing different piano notes, but they also can play percussion, or trumpet, or even pre-recorded tap sounds. the makey makey can also can be used with programs to change the color of the screen, or type letters or numbers. (could type your pin number by tapping your shoes....)

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