20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius

by: Colleen Graves, Aaron Graves


Abstract: 20 DIY Makey Makey projects for hobbyists of all skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features 20 fun, innovative projects that clearly teach you how to dream up and build your own cool inventions. Written by a pair of dedicated makers, 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius™ offers very approachable basic projects, as well as advanced builds and programs. Some complicated projects even have simple hack versions for beginner makers. Each low-cost project features a parts list, step-by-step instructions, full-color pictures, and clever tricks and hacks to ensure success. Projects are divided by sections: Fun and Games, Interactive, Hacks and Pranks, and Makey Makey Go. Start-to-finish projects include: • Makey Makey spin art • Paper circuit cootie catchers • DIY marble maze • Gesture control • LED Morse code 3D-printed tower • Etch-a-Processing Sketch • Arcade-style fortune teller • Musical hoodie • Hand-made pinball machine • Hackable lock box • And more!
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Title: 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259860461

Authors:

Colleen Graves is a high school librarian, obsessed with learning commons transformations, makerspaces, technology education, and making stuff. She was a co-finalist for the School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award in 2014 and named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker Award Innovator in 2016 because she brings a passionate, artistic energy to the school library world. Check out Colleen's blog about makerspaces and libraries at colleengraves.org. Plus, look for her other maker-focused books, coauthored with Aaron Graves: The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn and Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace.

Aaron Graves is a school librarian with 18 years of experience in education. He is a mash-up of robot geek, book lover, and tech wizard. He gained his perseverance for projects through collaborative and interactive art experiences as a member of the Good/Bad Art Collective. Aaron is an active speaker and presenter on libraries, makerspaces, and research skills. In his free time he can be found writing, restoring microcars, or inventing something that makes you smile!

Description: 20 DIY Makey Makey projects for hobbyists of all skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features 20 fun, innovative projects that clearly teach you how to dream up and build your own cool inventions. Written by a pair of dedicated makers, 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius™ offers very approachable basic projects, as well as advanced builds and programs. Some complicated projects even have simple hack versions for beginner makers. Each low-cost project features a parts list, step-by-step instructions, full-color pictures, and clever tricks and hacks to ensure success. Projects are divided by sections: Fun and Games, Interactive, Hacks and Pranks, and Makey Makey Go. Start-to-finish projects include: • Makey Makey spin art • Paper circuit cootie catchers • DIY marble maze • Gesture control • LED Morse code 3D-printed tower • Etch-a-Processing Sketch • Arcade-style fortune teller • Musical hoodie • Hand-made pinball machine • Hackable lock box • And more!