This is an advanced class for makers that have moved beyond the banana piano and are looking for more complex ideas. If you are new to Makey Makey, make sure you take the introductory class first!
This is a great class for makers who want to go further with their inventions! You’ll learn how to use those headers on the back of the board, light LEDS, remap the default keys on your Makey Makey, and even launch a design challenge!
Lesson 1: Using Output and Lighting an LED
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the “output” pins on the back of the Makey Makey to tinker with Play-doh switches and craft your own simple paper circuit.
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Lesson 2: Remap Makey Makey or Makey Makey Go!
Sometimes you need to build an invention that uses key presses for your project other than the ones currently mapped on your Makey Makey. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to change the key inputs by remapping your board.
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Lesson 3: Learn How to Use the Back of the Board and WASDFG Inputs
Let’s learn how to use the input pins on the back of the Makey Makey to give you access to 18 inputs for your inventions. Remap a second Makey Makey board, and you’ll have access to 36 inputs!
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Lesson 4: Use the Back of the Board to Create a Full Scale Floor Piano
Now that you know how to remap a Makey Makey and use all of the inputs, why not make an oversized floor piano! In this pick-and-choose lesson, you’ll learn how to make a simple floor piano, an giant full scale piano, and a portable yoga mat piano!
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Lesson 5: Create a Gigantic Makey Makey for Sharing With Others
In this lesson, you’ll create an oversized Makey Makey you can use as a working prop for teaching others about this awesome invention kit!
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Lesson 6: Coding a Scoring Invention: Exit Ticket or Data Tracker
In this lesson, you’ll stretch your Scratch skills to learn how to code a scoring invention. You can use this concept to create a game, code a voting poll, and more!
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Lesson 7: Invention Challenge With Simple Coding
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a design challenge for yourself or for students! Stretch your invention skills with an open-ended prompt that pushes you to play and create with everything you’ve learned about Makey Makey.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!