Makey Makey Human Piano

Introduction: Makey Makey Human Piano

What Is The Makey Makey?

It is a small board that has holes for the Alligator Clips. These holes are where you clip the Alligator clips, this allows you to have some sort of control. One of the holes is used as the Earth, this is the conductor. The Earth allows you to control the Makey Makey.

What can The Makey Makey Do?

A Makey Makey can do many different things, it can be made into a piano, it can be used as a keyboard, it can even be used to play a game. There are many different ways to use a Makey Makey. This is how to make a Makey Makey piano and play “Jingle Bells”.


Makey Makey, 6 to 7 Alligator clips, USB cord, Computer/laptop, and Volunteers

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Step 1: Setting Up the Makey Makey Board

Hook an alligator clip to each of the arrows, space, and click if you need it. Hook the last clip to the earth. Finally plug the USB cord into your computer or laptop.

Step 2: The Online Piano

Here is a site that you can use for an online piano. This site is made for the Makey Makey, you can use other sites other than this if you want.

Step 3: Setting Up the Volunteers

Have 5-6 volunteers hold one alligator clip each, in order to have the best result have the volunteers hold the metal part of the alligator clips. One person can only hold one alligator clip each, if one person holds two or more you will have multiple notes playing at the same time.

Step 4: Notes for Jingle Bells

These are the lyrics for Jingle Bells (These notes sound best on the piano linked in step 2)

Right Right Right

Right Right Right

Right Space Left Up Right

Down Down Down

Right Down Right Right

Right Up Up Right Up Space

Right Right Right

Right Right Right

Right Space Left Up Right

Down Down Down

Right Down Right Right

Right Right Space Space Right Up


Step 5: Your New Human Instrument

Practice playing to get better at playing Jingle Bells and impress your friends and family with your Makey Makey piano. Have fun with your new Makey Makey instrument and be creative!

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