Giant Makey Makey

Client:

Lawrence Hall of Science - Public Science Center

The Challenge:

MaKey MaKey’s are easy-to-use interface devices that can turn any conductive object into a button. However, their small size (3.75” x 2”) makes them difficult to display and explain in a public demonstration or festival setting.

Our Solution:

TechHive created a large-scale, working replica of the MaKey MaKey. An actual MaKey MaKey is wired to the model making it function exactly like a normal Makey Makey. This playful exhibit introduces the public to MaKey MaKeys and helps to explain conductivity in materials.

Results:

The TechHive teens learned about CAD, basic circuits, and electrical conductivity, as well as gained experiences communicating with the public by facilitating this table-top exhibit. We also got to take a photo with Jay Silver, one of the inventors of the MaKey MaKey.