The new Code-a-Key Backpack! Bringing the Makey Makey and the BBC micro:bit together for more invention fun!

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.

The Makey Mouse Backpack breaks out the four directions of mouse movement (up, down, left, right) as well as left and right click to give you the full range of control to build alternative mouse controllers. We have built a few example projects to get you going, but we know that any Makey Mouse project you come up with will take the cake!

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 Mouse Projects!

Using the Makey Mouse 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 Mouse Backpack Projects

Bubble Pop Controller

Try out this simple foil controller with a piece of fruit to control your computer mouse!

By: JoyLabz

Fuzzy Face Painter

Create a controller to give Fuzzy Face a new look... beard, mustache, mohawk!

By: JoyLabz

NEW! Plug & Play Apps for the Makey Mouse Backpack

Each project that uses the Makey Mouse 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 Mouse Recommended Apps

Fuzzy Face

Use the Makey Mouse Backpack to create a radical hairdo, suave mustache or hip beard!

By: JoyLabz

Bubble Pop

Use the Makey Mouse Backpack to take a zen moment and pop some bubbles!

By: JoyLabz

Color Note

Use your webcam and your mouse to create an interactive music experience

By: JoyLabz


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