Arrow Keys not working-- I want to use a Makey Makey board for input

Aug 27, 2018

I am trying to create an exit ticket interactive which should work with arrow keys.  If I click on the keys they only work occasionally, usually only after I click on the icon. The idea is to use this interactive with k12 and a makey-makey micro controller.   There are other keys I can use but the alligator clips are the fastest hook-up for a teacher. 


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Alyssa Gomez

Hey Bonnie!

Thanks for sharing the link to your slide. I can see how the arrow key only works after you have clicked the arrow on the slide using the mouse. Would you mind sharing the original file with me so I can see how you set up the triggers?

Also, it's been so long since I've seen the MaKey MaKey! What a fun tool to use in your classroom. For those of you who have never seen this mind-blowing invention, now you know. 😁

Alyssa Gomez

Thanks, Bonnie!

You've done a fantastic job designing this slide, and there's just one small change needed!

On each of the "when the user presses a key" triggers, you'll want the Object field to be the slide itself (not the arrow). 

Check out the updated file I attached, and let me know if it works better with the MaKey MaKey! 😁

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