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

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.

The Player 2 Backpack brings the WASDFG keyboard key input header on the back of the Makey Makey into an easy to use alligator clip friendly format, perfect for playing games with a friend. Using the Player 2 Backpack enables a number of opportunities for building different controllers for two player to go head to head. Player 2 also makes it easier to build more complex controllers for single person games as well; especially first person games such as Minecraft, where the controls are a combination of arrow keys and WASD. This backpack will level up your custom game controllers!

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

Player 2 Projects!

Using the Player 2 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.

Player 2 Backpack Projects

Super Simple Dough Controller

Build a 2 player controller with conductive modeling clay. Find a friend and squish buttons together!

By: JoyLabz

Heavy Duty Arcade Joystick

Build your own joystick controller from scrounged up parts, pieces, and a bit of ingenuity!

By: JoyLabz

NEW! Plug & Play Apps for the Player 2 Backpack

Each project that uses the Player 2 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.

Player 2 Recommended Apps

Makey Soccer

Spend some time and kick the ball around with a friend, Makey Makey style!

By: JoyLabz

Match the Beat

See if you and a friend have the moves and rythm to dance like a star, falling stars!

By: JoyLabz

Audio Sampler

Play our samples or record your own then plug and play your musical creations!

By: JoyLabz


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