MaKey MaKey Standard Kit

MaKey MaKey Standard Kit
MaKey MaKey Standard Kit
MaKey MaKey Standard Kit
MaKey MaKey Standard Kit

MaKey MaKey Standard Kit

Turn nearly anything into a game controller or computer key with this cool device!


The MaKey MaKey Standard Kit is an Arduino-based device that lets you turn nearly anything into a computer key. Just attach the included alligator clips to food, people, liquids, Play-Doh, or any somewhat conductive material for a whole new level of interactivity and fun.

Imagine for a moment that you could turn nearly anything into a game controller or keyboard. What would you do? Create a drum kit from oranges? Play Doom with your alphabet soup? With the MaKey MaKey, it's possible!

The MaKey MaKey uses high resistance switching to detect connections. This means that it will detect a "button press" even if the material is only somewhat conductive (like couscous, bacon, or a martini). The onboard ATMega32u4 communicates with your computer with the HID (Human Interface Device) protocol, allowing it to act as a keyboard or mouse.

The front of the device has six inputs arranged like a classic video game controller. These inputs can be attached via alligator clips, soldering, or any other electrical connection. Need more inputs? There are 12 more inputs on the back (six for keyboard keys and six for mouse motion), all of which can be accessed by connecting jumpers to the female headers.

Want to change the behavior of your MaKey MaKey? Since it's Arduino compatible, you can just reprogram it in the Arduino IDE.


What's in the Box

  • MaKey MaKey HID board
  • Mini-USB cable
  • Jumper wire pack 
  • Alligator clip pack
  • Note: Packaging may differ 

Product Documentation / User Guide

Schematic and Eagle Files
Github Home (for the latest Makey Makey Sketch)
Makey Makey FAQ

Getting Started

Setup Guide
Driver (for Windows users)
Arduino Add-on(Unzip to your Arduino Sketchbook directory)

Makey Makey Project Inspiration:

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