What's Makey Makey?
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between!
ATLE is proud to provide Makey Makey workshops throughout Alberta. Kits are available through the ATA Library.
The Principles of Makey Makey
- everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative
- everyone can create the future and change the world
- the whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way!
We are inspired by the Maker Movement
We want to help people start to think of themselves as Makers and agents of change. When you have the "Maker's Mindset," you know you can change the world.
Host a Makey regional workshop!
Would you like to host a Makey Regional Workshop in your area? Would you like to host a Makey Workshop just for your jurisdiction as part of a professional learning day?
What to Bring:
Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor (“dongle”).
NOTE: If you're using a school issued laptop make sure you're able to access the internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (like youtube). Sometimes school issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.