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How do I make an instrument with a Makey Makey and music application? 

To design an instrument with a Makey Makey, you will want to use a music application. There are many different ways to do this. 

Think About:

  • How can I design an instrument or interface using the Makey Makey?
  • How can I create and perform interesting music with a Makey Makey?

Get Started

  1. Use the following mini-playlist to choose an approach to connecting a music application to the Makey Makey.
  2. You might want to take a look at each mini-playlist to see what is involved
  3. To complete this playlist you only need to do one of the following options but you are welcome to do as many as you like:

Design an instrument by connecting the Makey Makey to:

Option AWeb-based music applications [easiest option]

Option B: Scratch (web-based or desktop/laptop)     

Option C: Soundplant (desktop/laptop) 

Option D: Ableton Live (desktop/laptop) [most advanced option – we suggest trying the other options first]

Share What you Learned

If you are using the LRNG platform:

  • Go back, find out what to submit, and complete the XP
  • If you want, you can then learn even more by trying the other options

If you are not using the LRNG platform:

  • Continue below and share with your teacher or organization:

Sharing What You Learned

  • Share a video of you making some music with your Makey Makey instrument
  • In the video explain how you made your instrument

Move On

Return to the XP How can I create instruments and interfaces with Makey Makey(s) (continue to the next XP in the mini-playlist)