The MaKey MaKey is a printed circuit board. Electronic components like resistors, capacitors, microchip, processors, and ports are connected to a plastic board. Metallic wires are printed right onto the board to connect the components.
Hold the MaKey MaKey by it’s edges at all times and take caution not to lay it down on any conductive materials, like metals. Take a moment to closely inspect the circuit board before we begin.
Watch this video to learn more and be inspired!
Do you think you understand how a MaKey MaKey works yet? After playing around with the basic controls and watching the video in step 1, take a moment to reflect and collect your thoughts.
We're going to use a Thimble worksheet to start documenting your work. Launch the Thimble make by clicking the button below, then
remix it to record your work.
The diagrams below might help you better understand what's going on with the MaKey MaKey. Use them to answer the questions in the Thimble worksheet.
Now that you have mastered the basic contols, it's time to extend the power of the MaKey MaKey.
Once you have discovered how to connect the
WASDFG keyboard buttons, let's test them out.
Click the button below to launch this AWSM sound effects board in a new window.
Even though this board was not made in Scratch, we can use Scratch in Level 4 to produce your own custom sound effects board!