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Questions / Re: More than 6 keys ?
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:35:08 PM »
Hey Sam,

Oh sure - well that's all done on the software end. 
Makey Makey has 18 keys it can output.  You just have to set up your joystick to send different keystrokes in different directions, then on the software end you use those keystrokes to move different angles.  Maybe 'W' is straight forward 0º.  Maybe 'J' is 10º to the right, 'H' is 10º degrees to the left. 

Here's a scratch program that kind of illustrates what I mean.

If this is for a pre-existing game, you might be able to change the controls in the game's settings.

Hope this helps!

Good luck,

Questions / Re: Remap Makey Makey
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:16:36 PM »
Hey MakeyFra,

I'm sorry to say that no, you can't remap modifier keys with Makey Makey.

Questions / Re: Controlling sound using Makey Makey
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:15:22 PM »
Hey Nina,

Oh sure!  Yeah that's totally possible.

One way to do it is with Scratch

You could make a block like this below.

The painting could be done with conductive ink.

Hope that helps!

Ideas / Re: CPR with a Teddy Bear
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:35:12 PM »
Hey tifreita,

Welcome to the forums!

Wow - that is an awesome idea.
I haven't heard of anyone doing that - it should totally work though!

Have you made any progress on this project?

Questions / Re: 5v control
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:26:00 PM »
Oh sure!  You should be able to control a small motor with the back of the Makey Makey. . .

Try these instructions here

Does that help?


Questions / Re: Music for disabled people
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:21:43 PM »
Hey Sam,

Totally!  There are lots of programs for things like that. . .
The first thing that comes to mind is the Makey Makey Monome

Is that the kid of thing you're thinking of?

Questions / Re: More than 6 keys ?
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:11:02 PM »
Hey Sam,

Oh sure - yeah there are lots of ways to make joysticks with Makey Makey.
Here's a video with a bunch of different examples

Did you figure something out?

Questions / Re: Passive InfraRed (PIR)
« on: October 19, 2016, 12:00:15 PM »
Hey Goon Gumpas,

Hmm. . . I suppose you probably could!  You would have to make it open/close some kind of gate.  But if you're going through the trouble of wiring up PIR sensors, it might just be simpler to use a micro-processor like an Arduino or something.  Then connect that to your computer so it turns the PIR input into keyboard/mouse data.

Good luck!

Suggestions / Re: Support wont get back to me - suggestions?
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:57:46 AM »
Hey Max,

Oh dear!  Sorry to hear about your board and your experience with support.
Typically we get back to people within 24 hours - are you writing to


Questions / Re: connect Makey Makey or Makey Makey Go to smartphone
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:56:37 AM »
Hey Johanna,

The Makey Makey Classic can work with some tablets and smartphones if you have a usb adapter, and, a usb hub to act as  a bridge.

The Makey Makey GO works with many mobile devices with just a USB adapter (no hub), but there's just not that much you can do software-wise.

Makey Makeys send keyboard / mouse data to a machine. That works great with computers, but mobile devices rely mostly on touch data.

The sword in the video is just running this scratch program

Hope that's helpful!


Do you have a specific app you want to use Makey Makey with?

Questions / Re: Raspberry PI and Makey Makey troubles
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:53:27 AM »
Hey SomeHairyWhiteGuy,

Hmm - yes, it should just work.  Have you tried the Makey Makey on a different computer?  Or tried other devices in that R_pi port?  It could be a hardware issue.

Good luck!

Hey Ken!

Thanks for posting.
Hmm. . . have you seen Tom's TEDx talk?

Just saw this video popup today

There's this video with Lucas Steuber

Lucas also runs a Hackcess Facebook group - you can email him for an invite
Or email me

Hope that helps!
I wish you the best in your work,

Thanks for sharing that here!

Questions / Re: Makey Makey Go not holding keymap setting
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:36:22 AM »
Hey Norbet,

Yes - the Makey Makey Classic keeps it's keymap until you either change it back or reset it.

Show and Tell / PocketCHIP Works with Makey Makey
« on: September 09, 2016, 02:56:00 PM »
Both the Makey Makey Classic and the GO work with PocketCHIP.

"PocketC.H.I.P. is a game console, a portable synthesizer, and a Linux field terminal. With a bit of effort, it can become a whole lot more – see PockulusC.H.I.P."

What's next?

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