Make your inventions come to life with Makey Makey!  The Makey Makey is a kid-friendly invention kit that can turn common items into touchpads.  You can play your favorite classic video games with bananas or a slice of pizza. Or rock out to some music with a cardboard guitar and the Makey Makey attached to the fretboard.  We have everything you need to start inventing your very own controllers and youth of all ages and their families are welcome!

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own rock band? Come in and make your own instruments to attach to the Makey Makey or use some that we have already constructed.  Make guitars, pianos, drums, or any instrument you can think of! You can play your own original songs using Scratch games that imitate different instrument sounds. When you’re ready to move on you can try out that same instrument in a guitar simulation game.

Maybe you like music but instruments aren’t your thing.  We have a Makey Makey solution for that! Create your own dance pads and challenge each other to a dancing game contest!  Step on the dance pads at the exact moment the arrows on the computer screen reach the top and become a dance legend. After all of that dancing, you might need to sit down and take a breather.  Makey Makey also makes for a great video game controller.

Create elaborate controllers for popular old school games out of marshmallows or Play-Doh.  You decide the size and shape, your imagination is the limit. Once your controller is built,  you can choose from an array of classic games that have been recreated on Scratch to test out your invention.  There will be a few other activities to participate in with the Makey Makey go.

This program will be held on Tuesday, June 26th and Tuesday, July 24th. There is no need to register you can just drop-in.  Supervision required for ages 11 and under. Do Space recommends 1 chaperone per 10 children for groups. We are offering an array of special programming this summer, taking place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in June and July. Click HERE to check out our calendar and make plans to learn with Do Space!


About Author
Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist
Danielle is a Community Learning Specialist at Do Space who was born and raised in the Omaha area. In her free time, she can usually be found playing video games or reading.