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!

The Makey Max Backpack is just that... it's ALL of the inputs that are on the back of the board broken out to easy to clip to "gator bites". The Max is inspired by the work of Jason Webb and gives you total access to as many inputs as possible and can be reconfigured through our remap tool for even more potential and versatility. If you are looking to take your Makey Makey projects to the max, this backpack is for you!

Makey Makey Backpack Bundle


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!

Is This Your First Time Using a Makey Makey?

The Makey Makey Backpack Bundle builds off of your initial experience with Makey Makey! If this is your first time using a Makey Makey or you dont have one yet, you have some homework to do before jumping into these project!

Grab Your Makey Makey!

The Makey Makey Backpack Bundle is an add on kit to your Makey Makey. It doesn't include a Makey Makey and is not a full Makey Makey experience without one!

Makey Makey Classic Edition


Makes STEM Education fun! Start out easy with a banana piano. First setup takes seconds. Then make game controllers, musical instruments, and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys. Ages 8 to infinity.

Get Started with Makey Makey!

Learn how Makey Makey works so you can start inventing! You will, make a simple sketch of Makey Makey, use your hands to trigger Makey Makey for piano, build a human circuit, and play and explore with Makey Makey.

Getting Started with Makey Makey

Hello Light

Learn about what a circuit is and the basics of electricity and conductivity to build your first paper circuit!

By: JoyLabz

Is it Conductive?

Build a conductivity tester that uses Makey Makey to help you figure out what materials are conductive and which ones aren't!

By: JoyLabz

Banana Piano!

Use bananas or any other produce to build circuits and turn them into piano keys using Makey Makey and our free Piano App!

By: JoyLabz

Makey Max Projects!

Using the Makey Max Backpack and the materials from our Booster Kits and/or a few other easy to find materials we have put together a list of projects that help you explore different ideas for your Makey Makey.

Makey Max Backpack Projects

Pixel Art Pallete

Create a multi-touch controller for creating pixel art one pixel at a time with conductive fabric tape and the Makey Max!

By: JoyLabz

Fruit Catcher Controller

Build a fun controller using an egg carton and basic craft materials to play a "whack-a-mole" like game called Fruit Catcher.

By: JoyLabz

NEW! Plug & Play Apps for the Makey Max Backpack

Each project that uses the Makey Max Backpack is paired with a Makey Makey App! By providing free apps we believe that you can get to using your inventions faster which then means making the better over time. We simplify this onboarding step for you, but when completed these projects are ready for you to take on your own software projects to go with them and graduate from our apps.

Makey Max Recommended Apps

Fruit Catcher

Use the Makey Makey to buld a controller to catch the fruit. Be careful to not catch the wrong thing!

By: JoyLabz

Pixel Sketch

Use your Makey Makey and the Makey Max Backpack to create amazing pixel works of art!

By: JoyLabz

Piano App

Use the Makey Makey and the Makey Max backpack to turn the piano app up to 11!

By: JoyLabz


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