[IAEP] Will XO-4 work with Makey Makey?

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Tue Oct 8 22:10:04 EDT 2013

Given a Makey Makey appears to emulate a standard USB HID keyboard/mouse
there should be no reason it shouldn't work, as long as it doesn't try to
draw excessive current from the USB port.

The fact it is a HID device should also temporarily disable powerd from
suspending (although you may have to wake up the laptop once via its main
keyboard/touchpad so the HID device is seen).

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:28 PM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:

> At Maker Faire New York, I was demo-ing some of the XO's and tried to
> hookup a Makey Makey, but it did not work with the XO-4.  It worked fine
> with the X0-1.
> Is this a known bug?
> Also, met some great folks and have one 12 year old kid working on turning
> his sisters stuffed Monkey into a input device for the XO so we can use it
> with disabled kids. .
> Cheers,
> Stephen
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