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Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone (A Must-Have!)

By Kelsey

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As a mom I love toys that also education. The Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone is a great toy that offers lots of experimental fun while children learn the rules of electricity and conductivity, safely.

Age Range: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 year olds
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The Makey Makey Invention Kit comes in a small box no bigger than a deck of cards. It is shrink wrapped at first but once the shrink wrap is removed you are able to just open the box and get to play time. Included in the box are several alligator clips, conduction wires, USB connector and the Makey Makey board. Makey Makey Invention Kit
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The Playtime Experience

Playing with the Makey Makey Kit offers 1000’s of possibilities for fun. You simply connect the Makey Makey to any computer via the USB. Once connected you can use the alligator clips to create a ground (you) and a connection to another conduction such as a pencil, a banana or anything you can think of! With this simple connection you can turn almost anything into a touch pad. You can use it to operate games, play music and bang the bongos at Makeymakey.com/bongos
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Things I Liked

I love that this toy teaches connectivity and basic electrics in a safe way. The combinations and learning are really endless and I love how easy it is to set up and use.
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Things I Didn't Like

Learning how to use the Makey Makey Invention Kit is fairly easy but does require a separate connection with a computer or laptop. It’s also a lot of trial and error to find things that are conductive enough to make the connection work. The Makey Makey board is somewhat frail so I would definitely gauge maturity level before purchasing. If the board isn’t taken care of properly it would be easily broken if it were stepped on or something.
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Appropriate Ages

Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone is recommended for users over 8 years old. I think this toy is great for everyone. It allows lots of play and endless combinations from big to small.
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Final Note

I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the Makey Makey Invention Kit again. If you or your child is really into technical gadgets and the interworking of computer/electrical components, they will LOVE this toy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKAKL9Fyq8 (You may also like: Spy Gear-Video Walkie Talkies)

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