Our Code-a-Key Backpack (an adapter for the BBC micro:bit) is BACK IN STOCK at the Makey Shop!

Stock up for Back to School Promo

September 01, 2022

Gear Up For School and Add More Flexibility For Your Class

Promo Buy 4 get one free

Stock up!

Stock up for back to school with our Back to School promo!  Buy 4 Makey Makey Classics and get the 5th one free! Customers can get up to 4 free Makey Makeys. This promo runs from 9/2-9/9.

More Gear for Back to School

Alligator Clips

Need more alligator clips?

If you need more alligator clips for your classroom, we have you covered! Buy a bundle of 7 clips to replace or replenish your stock!

USB - C Cable

Need USB-C?

Makey Makey always comes with a USB cable that connects to the USB-A port on your computer. That’s the flat, rectangular type of USB port that we all think of as USB and is on most Chromebooks, etc. If your computer, phone, or tablet doesn’t have a USB-A port but only has a USB-C port, we can help. You can use a USB-A to USB-C adaptor, of course, or you can grab one of our own USB-C cables! The cable is a 6-foot USB cable that is USB mini-B on one end (to attach to Makey Makey) to USB-C on the other end. 


Backpack Bundle

yellow player 2 board, green makey mouse board, and red makey max board - surrounded by projects and alligator clips

Makey Makey Backpacks are expansion boards we have designed to make using the back of the Makey Makey easy for everyone! Each backpack plugs into the headers on the back of the Makey Makey and breaks out all of those keys that rarely get used to Alligator friendly “gator bites”. Now anyone can use the back of the board and expand their invention toolbox.

  • Player 2 Backpack
  • Ever wanted to add a second player? Plug in this backpack to instantly double your game controls and double the fun! Enable player 2 with this gameriffic backpack and create custom game controllers along with friends.

  • Makey Mouse Backpack
  • What if you could make a mouse out of cheese? The Makey Mouse Backpack breaks out your mouse controls to “gator bites” so you can easily clip to fun items for unique drag-and-drop experiences.

  • Makey Max Backpack
  • Want to pump up your projects? Take your inventions to the MAX with the Makey Max Backpack. This backpack enables inventors to alligator clip to the 12 inputs on the back, making the full Makey Makey board accessible for all inventors. It’s the ultimate in extreme inventing!


    New Projects for a New School Year

    Super Simple Joystick with Modeling Clay

    Double your fun with the Player 2 Backpack! This a super quick and easy DIY joystick so you can plug and play our new Soccer web app!


    Joysticks made from box and washers- two players playing a soccer game on the computer

    Heavy Duty Washer Joystick for Player 2 Backpack

    You can make your own arcade style joystick with just a few things from the hardware store. Grab your washers, nuts, bolts and Player 2 Backpack and double your fun! 


    Computer mouse directions drawn with paper

    DIY Paper Mouse Controller for Fuzzy Face App

    Make a mouse out of paper and pencil drawings! Just use a 6B pencil to draw your controller and plug and play to have your own DIY Paper Mouse Controller with the Makey Mouse Backpack!


    Bubble Pop Makey Mouse Controller

    For this controller, your orange will be earth. You will connect yourself to EARTH, then use the orange to roll to each conductive touchpad. It's super quick, easy, and fun with the Makey Mouse Backpack!


    Pixel Sketch/Sticky Note style Art with Makey Max Backpack

    For this project, you will combine rows and columns for maximum drawing potential! For our project, we've created 5 rows and 5 columns, but you can adjust the Pixel Sketch web app  to a minimum of 3 rows/columns and a maximum of 8 rows and columns. To change colors on the Pixel Sketch app, you will tap two inputs at once.


    Fruit Catcher with Makey Max Backpack

    Love creating Whack a mole style games? Now you can have EVEN MORE inputs with our Makey Max backpack. Plug and play with our new Fruit Catcher web app!


    Make Code Arcade Extension

    Expand what types of projects you can do with your students with Make Code Arcade! We are so stoked about our new extension! Read more about it here

    This epic kayak controller was made for our new MakeCode Arcade Extension


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