Makey Makey is an electronic tool/toy that allows users to connect objects to computer programs. By using closed-loop electrical signals, with the help of circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, it sends signals to the computer by different hardware devices like keyboard and mouse. It is created by two academic MIT students, Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum at MIT media lab’s lifelong kindergarten. For creating Makey Makey, they also worked on some creative and innovative tool such as Drawing, singing fingers, and scratch.
Its first prototype was tested at a workshop in San Francisco Exploratorium in 2010. Its second prototype was created in 2011 and 2012 tested with interactive design specialists. The final prototype was tested at Maker Faire in San Francisco in 2012.
Specifications of Makey Makey:
- It operates through USB. No need for any software.
- More than two Makey Makey’s can be used together.
- It runs on windows Mac OSX and Linux operating system.
- It works with any object that can conduct on low electricity.
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