CLIP FOUR ALLIGATOR CLIPS TO THE EARTH PAD, LEFT ARROW PAD, RIGHT ARROW PAD, AND SPACE/CLICK PAD.
ATTACH YOUR ALLIGATOR CLIPS TO YOUR CONDUCTIVE CONTROLS. We used carrots for “LEFT ARROW” and “RIGHT ARROW”, and a red pepper for “SPACE/CLICK.” “EARTH” is attached to a piece of foil.
SET THE MAKEY MAKEY BIT TO SPACE MODE and connect it to your computer with the USB cable.
PULL UP A GAME ON YOUR COMPUTER. Go to and use your computer mouse to press the START button.
IT'S GAME TIME! Rest your hands on the foil and press the conductive controls to activate the left arrow, right arrow, and space bar keys on your computer.
You just created your own game controller! How effective is it?
TIME TO CUSTOMIZE! TRY THESE IDEAS, THEN GET CREATIVE WITH THE STUFF AROUND YOU TO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN.
- SWITCH THINGS UP AND USE YOUR FOOD TO CONTROL AN ONLINE INSTRUMENT. Check out the Makey Makey website for digital bongos, pianos, and more!
- PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Use other foods like carrots, eggplants, and even peanut butter to change up your game experience.
- ADD SOME EXTRA VISUAL EFFECTS. Use a servo to animate a paper cutout of your favorite video game character, and have it cheer you on in your adventure.
EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT FOOD CONTROLS, AND DRAW A FOOD PYRAMID OF WHAT WAS MOST EFFECTIVE. Share your results on the littleBits Invent app!