Introduction: Interactive Art With Bare Conductive and a Makey Makey
Use a thrift shop painting to make art come alive. Parts: Bare Conductive Ink Makey Makey Different Sized Jumpers Thrift Shop Painting (or other art) Tools: Laptop Soundplant Software Tape
Step 1: Find Some Art
Find a painting or piece of art work that you want come alive. Check the thrift shop or your attic.
Step 2: Add Jumpers
Use jumpers to poke through the painting on the spots that you want to make interactive.
Step 3: Paint With Bare Conductive Ink
Dab spots of conductive ink over the jumpers on the front side of the painting. These will become the contact spots.
Step 4: Plug Jumpers Into the Makey Makey
On the backside of the painting attach the jumpers to " wasdfg" of the Makey Makey. Let the ink dry for 30 min.
Step 5: Plug the Makey Makey Into Your Laptop
Using a USB cable, plug the Makey Makey in and connect it to your laptop.
Step 6: Attach a Ground Wire
Use another wire to connect to the ground (or earth) on the Makey Makey
Step 7: Test for Connectivity
Test your work by holding the ground wire and touch the painted dots to see if all of your connections are working.
Step 8: Download Sounds
Find several short .wav sound files that you want to use. You can create your own or use sites like www.wavsource.com
Step 9: Download Soundplant
Download Soundplant 39 from www.soundplant.org Assign .wav files to the wasdfg keys on the keyboard.
Step 10: Have Fun
Holding the ground wire, touch each of the painted spots to hear the sounds that you assigned. Have your friends try it too.