The front is designed for the alligator clip connections. It has places to connect to your computer’s arrows, space, key and click buttons. Just pinch them right into the designated holes. Along the bottom, you’ll find a row of the ground connectors (more about this in a minute).
If you find the wires to be too short, you can extend the wire connections by adding an alligator clip.
Now the last piece of the Makey Makey magic is the ground connectors. The ground connectors allow you to be interactive with your Makey Makey as you help to complete the circuit. You hold an end of an alligator clip connected to the ground and then touch your electrically conductive object you selected (like Play Dough in the picture). Your computer will react as you complete the circuit. If you forget to pick up the ground connection, your Makey Makey won't respond.
To get started, try the Makey Makey piano or bongos and use to have students write music on their own banana piano.
There are loads of great starters and project ideas on the Makey Makey website. Check out how these people have utilized the Makey Makey to fuel their imaginations - it's awesome! Also, Makey Makey has a Kickstarter going on right now for the new Makey Makey Go - a great price point and option for schools!
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