We have an upcoming holiday workshop at Landon Library and wanted to make something special for the event. We’ve had an idea for a while now to use a MaKey MaKey and Scratch to introduce people to playing the piano. These two tools allow us to make playing the piano seem less intimidating, because instead of […]Read more "How to use a MaKey MaKey and Scratch to learn the piano"
At the MakerBus we work with a lot of different ages, experience levels, and backgrounds – and we’ve noticed that many learners are reluctant to dive into maker education. Our projects can be quite different than traditional education projects and can seem intimidating or strange to many learners. If you’re a maker educator and need […]Read more "How to use a MaKey MaKey as a great icebreaker"
This week we’re highlighting a number of our favourite tools for maker-educators. We regularly receive questions from libraries and schools asking what tools they should buy and how best to use them. In this series of posts, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our favourite tools and looking at five great examples of […]Read more "Top Five MaKey MaKey projects"
At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]Read more "Introduction to Scratch Part II: Creating Custom MaKey MaKey Instruments"
Max MSP is a visual programming language with nearly endless possibilities for art, music, and pretty much anything you put your mind to. Wanting to expand our MaKey MaKey piano beyond the standard 6 keys, we wanted to use Max to create a larger piano with more notes. The follow Max patch can be used […]Read more "How to create a MaKey MaKey piano using Max MSP"