Introduction

Get familiar with the Raspberry Pi and MaKey MaKey board by starting with a simple project.

In this guide, we will be recreating the Operation Game with a Raspberry Pi and MaKey MaKey board.
    • Draw your character on the Cardboard Box.

    • Be sure to add cut out areas for the organs.

    • Cut out an area where your plastic organs will sit.

    • Fold your aluminium foil so that it covers the holes for your organs.

    • Double over the foil to give it a bit of strength.

    • Attach the foil to your cardboard box with a non-conductive adhesive. We use Dymo labels because we have a million of them!

    • Use a pin to make holes in the nose.

    • Space the holes so that you can fit your LED.

    • Bend the legs of the LED so it stays in place

    • Insert the LED so it sits flush on the box

    • Keep note of which LED leg is shorter.

    • Connect the black alligator wire to the shorter leg of the LED.

    • Connect the red alligator cable to the longer LED leg

    • Connect the yellow alligator cable to the foil.

    • Close up the box so that the cables come out the side.

    • Stick some copper tape to your chopsticks.

    • Press the tape onto your chopsticks.

    • Don't run your fingers along the edge of the tape as sometimes it can be sharp.

    • Connect the MicroUSB end of the USB cable to your MaKey MaKey

    • Connect the larger end to one of your Raspberry Pi's USB ports (the port you use doesn't matter).

    • Insert the cobbler into the breadboard

    • Make sure the cobbler sits flush on the breadboard

    • Insert the Ribbon cable into your Cobbler.

    • There is a notch on the connector so you can't only insert it the correct way.

    • Connect the Ribbon cable to your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. When connected correctly the cable shouldn't be folded over. When connected correctly the cable shouldn't cover the Raspberry Pi.

    • Insert your Black jumper wire horizontally next to the GND pin.

    • Insert your Red jumper wire horizontally next to the #21 pin.

    • Connect your red Alligator wire from the operation box to the red jumper wire

    • Connect your black Alligator wire from the operation box to the black jumper wire

    • Connect a Green Alligator Cable to the Chopsticks

    • Connect the Yellow Alligator Cable to MaKey MaKey Up Arrow

    • Connect the other end of the Green Alligator Cable to MaKey MaKey Earth

    • That's it your done!

    • If you want you can use additional alligator cables / wire to extend your cables.