Ever wanted to turn a banana into a keyboard or touchpad? If so, MaKey MaKey allows you to do just that. This nifty device transforms “everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet.” Continue reading for a video demonstration, more pictures, and additional information.
When you touch the apple, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.
First, load up a computer program or any webpage (yes that’s right, you’re surfing the internet to invent). Let’s say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.