Makey Makey Activities!!

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Intro:
What is Makey Makey?

Click here to watch a video to learn what Makey Makey is!




Activity 1:  Make Bongo Drums with your Makey Makey kit:

http://makeymakey.com/bongos/


Test various materials with the bongo drums to determine which materials are conductors and which are insulators.



OR

Make Beatbox Sounds with Your Makey Makey Kit
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/127509889/




Activity 2: Use materials that your have determined to be conductors to create a game control pad to play PacMan.
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/14608394/




Activity 3:  Build a piano.
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2543877/



Activity 4:  Intro to making your own program with Makey Makey and Scratch

Demonstrate how to add your own character/sprite and give it a command.
Attach the MakeyMakey circuit board to run the program.
Have students try one of their own.

Click here to go to the Scratch Project Editor



Activity 5:  Make a game controller for a one button game
Students will use pipe cleaner along with the Makey Makey Kit to Make a one button game. 
Connect the pipe cleaner to the Spacebar circuit with the alligator clips.  You might want to add something that is a conductor to the
end of the pipecleaner such as a ball of play dough or a marshmallow.

Click below to test the game controller:

http://www.potoandcabenga.com/



Activity 6:  Make a game controller using the arrow keys along with foil and a sheet of foam.

Try with one of these activities:

Draw
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/26698064/



Drum Machine
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2728243/



Super Mario Brothers Game
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/31583772/



Activity 7:  Make a guitar by drawing four strings using pencil on a note card.  Connect the alligator clips to the arrow keys on the circuit board and to the pencil lines on the note card. Use with the game below.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11060193/