Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

Fun with Makey Makey

on November 3, 2013

On October 22, 2013 Sylvia Martinez spoke to our EC&I 831 class about the Maker Movement.  One of the many tools that she spoke about was the Makey Makey .  After seeing the Makey Makey I knew that my son would love it and I thought it was neat too.

My family decided to play with the basic Makey Makey kit today.  I found a piano program on the Scratch website that looked like it would work.  In order to get it to work on my laptop I needed to install a driver the sparkfun website helped me out (my husband too!).

Here is our Makey Makey experience.

I look forward to continuing to play with the Makey Makey with my family.


7 responses to “Fun with Makey Makey

  1. gregb says:

    Thanks for sharing this video experience of your child using a MakeyMakey kit Jackie. It is great that you have followed through with the Maker Movement introduced by Sylvia Martinez. You have inspired me to ask for one of these for Christmas. My wife things I am crazy but I want to explore the inner kid in me again and share this experience with my children.

  2. As you can see from Ben’s video he is very excited. He loved experimenting with the different programs we found on Scratch.

  3. […] invention makes me think about the MakeyMakey project that Sylvia Martinez talked about and Jackie Sakatch is using with her […]

  4. […] am thinking about how I can experiment with the Makey Makey in my […]

  5. abby says:

    that is astounded, it is good for deaf people because some people difficult to hear the music, deaf people can feel the vibration.
    thank makey makey:)

  6. Thanls for the comment Abby. I hadn’t thought about the advantages for the hearing impaired before.

  7. […] Fun with Makey Makey – An opportunity to explore the maker movement. […]

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