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Makey Makey Backpacks

Makey Makey backpacks have invention appeal! Attach any one of these three backpack boards to the black pin headers on the back of your Makey Makey (v.1.4 and higher only!) to access its full set of features. Add a second player to your games, find creative ways to control your computer mouse, and take your inventions to the MAX! These bananaversary backpacks will give you a bunch of new invention ideas.

What Are Backpacks?

Ever since the first version of the Makey Makey there have been expansion headers on the back of the board. If you have your Makey Makey handy, go ahead and flip the board over and take a look. The headers are those black rectangle things that stick out with holes in them. Many people overlook them or don’t even realize they are there, let alone learn how to use them to maximize the potential of their Makey Makey!

If you are wondering what they are yourself, here is the answer. Each hole is an input or an output for Makey Makey, and the key inputs work just like the pads on the front of the board, but instead of an alligator-clip-friendly format they are pin headers, or plugs, which are pretty common on other products that are popular with electrical engineers and hobbyist makers.

Sometimes the pin headers are harder to use for beginner inventors. You need the correct size wires, steady hands and patience to plug into those small holes, and sometimes tape to keep everything in place. So, to make it easier, we created Makey Makey Backpacks!

Makey Makey Backpacks are expansion boards that we designed to make it easy for everyone to use Makey Makey to its full potential and expand their invention toolbox! Backpacks plug into the black headers on the back of the Makey Makey board, giving you access to all of those input keys that sometimes get overlooked. Now -- in addition to the 6 inputs on the front -- the 12 inputs on the back of the board can be easily connected into your project with alligator-friendly “gator bites.”

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Makey Makey Backpack Bundle

$34.95

Makey Makey backpacks have invention appeal! Attach any one of these three backpack boards to the black pin headers on the back of your Makey Makey (v.1.4 and higher only!) to access its full set of features. Add a second player to your games, find creative ways to control your computer mouse, and take your inventions to the MAX!

Backpack Bundle Contents

The Makey Makey Backpack Bundle includes everything you need to use your Makey Makey to its fullest potential! With three choices of backpack and some extra alligator clip wires, your options for creating new inventions with Makey Makey are almost limitless.



  • 1x Player 2 Backpack
  • 1x Makey Mouse Backpack
  • 1x Makey Max Backpack
  • 14x Alligator Clip Wires
  • 1x Makey Makey Bananaversary Sticker
  • 1x Instruction Card


The Backpack Collection

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!

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