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Here is the Kickstarter Page.
See, also, the home page for a complete story of what MaKey MaKey is.

Here is a FlickR Image Set with High-Res Product Photos
Here are some action shots from the Maker Faire, also high-res.
For now our homepage text and images stand as our press release.

Here's an HD video in mp4 format (same content as the kickstarter video) for you to download and reuse
Here is a MaKey MaKey Youtube Video.

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Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World.


Eric is (usually) in Boston, Jay is (usually) in Florida.

Jay Silver can be reached at

Eric Rosenbaum can be reached at

Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World.

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"four-year-old daughter has managed to connect the kit" ~BBC
"Rejoice!" ~Mashable
"by far the coolest Kickstarter project" ~Kotaku
"turns the whole world into a keybaord" ~Engadget
"a lot of enthusiasm and love" ~Wired
"crazy, inventive experiments" ~PC World
"We love a good diy project" ~LIfehacker
"So small, so quirky, so simple, so awesome." ~Contiki
"Mind explosion in progress." ~Indie Cookie
"turns your alphabet soup into a keyboard" ~New Scientist
"Edison meets OK Go" ~Cool Material

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Who's Behind This?

Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum have both been working with invention kits for the last decade. They are the people who brought you Drawdio and Singing Fingers, and they have been on the Scratch programming language team in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT. The kit is based on research at MIT Media Lab, and the circuit was designed in collaboration with Sparkfun. The original funding was Kickstarted.


Eric Rosenbaum is a doctoral student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group, where he creates new technologies at the intersection of music, improvisation, play and learning. His projects include software for finger painting with sound, painting with light, improvising with looping sounds, and creating interactive behaviors in 3D virtual worlds. His recent speaking appearances have included TEDx Pioneer Valley, Economist Tech Frontiers, and Dust or Magic App Camp. His work has been shown at venues including San Francisco Exploratorium, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, San Jose Tech Museum, and the OFFFmatica and CineKid festivals.

Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Technology in Education from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab, for which he developed Jots, a system to support reflective learning in the Scratch programming environment.

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Jay Silver lives in Florida and is Founder/CEO of JoyLabz/MakeyMakey. Before that, he was a PhD student at MIT Media Lab where he won a Lemelson-MIT Award for Invention and Innovation. He was Intel's first ever Maker Research Scientist. Time named one of his inventions "Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses." Jay has given talks at TED, PopTech, VMWorld, etc. He has exhibited internationally at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, Ars Electronica, etc.

Jay studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech where he was named Engineer of the Year. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship to earn a master's in Internet Technology from Cambridge University. He also holds a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab where he invented "Camera for the Invisible."

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