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Makey Makey with Box:
The MaKey MaKey uses high resistance switching to detect when you've made a connection even through materials that aren't very conductive (like leaves, pasta or people). This technique attracts noise on the input, so a moving window averager is used to lowpass the noise. The on-board ATMega32u4 communicates with your computer using the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol which means that it can act like a keyboard or mouse.
There are six inputs on the front of the board, which can be attached to via alligator clipping, soldering to the pads, or any other method you can think of. There are another 12 inputs on the back, 6 for keyboard keys, and 6 for mouse motion, which you can access with jumpers via the female headers. If you wish to use a different set of keys, or otherwise change the behavior of your MaKey MaKey, you can simply reprogram it using the Arduino environment. Oh yeah, we didn't mention that the MaKey MaKey is an Arduino-compatible controller? That's right, it runs the Leonardo bootloader so reprogramming is fast and easy.
- 1 x Makey Makey HID Board with Box
- 1 x Alligator Clip Pack
- 1 x Mini-USB Cable
- 1x Jumper Wire Pack
1.What does a Makey Makey do?
- Makey Makey is a type of electronic kit that allows users to create interactive projects by turning everyday objects into touchpads. It consists of a small circuit board with a USB connector, and it works by detecting changes in electrical conductivity. To use Makey Makey, users connect the circuit board to a computer via the USB connector, and then attach alligator clips to various objects. When the objects are touched, they complete a circuit, causing the Makey Makey to send a signal to the computer, which can be used to trigger a variety of actions. Makey Makey can be used to create a wide range of interactive projects, including musical instruments, gaming controllers, and educational tools. It is a fun and easy-to-use tool that is popular with educators, artists, and makers of all ages.
2.What age is Makey Makey for?
- Makey Makey is designed to be an educational and creative tool for users of all ages. It is a simple and intuitive kit that is easy for beginners to use, but it also offers enough flexibility and complexity to challenge more advanced users. That being said, Makey Makey is generally best suited for users who are at least 8 years old, as it requires some basic knowledge of electricity and computer programming concepts. Children younger than 8 years old may have difficulty understanding and using Makey Makey, although they may still be able to participate in hands-on activities with adult supervision.
3.Is Makey Makey an Arduino?
- No, Makey Makey is not an Arduino. Makey Makey is a type of electronic kit that allows users to create interactive projects by turning everyday objects into touchpads. It consists of a small circuit board with a USB connector, and it works by detecting changes in electrical conductivity. Arduino, on the other hand, is an open-source platform for creating and programming microcontrollers. It consists of a range of microcontroller boards, software tools, and a community of users who share their projects and collaborate on new ideas.
4.Is Makey Makey a microcontroller?
- No, Makey Makey is not a microcontroller. Makey Makey is a type of electronic kit that allows users to create interactive projects by turning everyday objects into touchpads. It consists of a small circuit board with a USB connector, and it works by detecting changes in electrical conductivity. A microcontroller is a type of computer chip that is designed to perform a specific set of tasks. It consists of a processor, memory, and input/output (I/O) peripherals, and it is typically used to control small devices such as sensors, motors, and other electronic components. Although Makey Makey and microcontrollers are both used to create interactive projects, they are designed for different purposes and operate in different ways. Makey Makey is a simple and intuitive kit that is easy for beginners to use, while microcontrollers are more powerful and flexible devices that are designed for more advanced users.