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An Invention Kit For Everyone

Just imagine becoming a technological genius: turn alphabet soup noodles into a functioning keyboard, control your video games using a controller you draw with pencil, or play piano just by dancing on the stairs.

Now, you can have the tools to do just that! The Makey Makey is a brilliantly simple way of getting anyone (young or old) excited about electronics. It contains three basic elements: the Makey Makey circuit board; alligator clips, to connect the board to everyday objects; and a USB cable, to connect with any computer. That combination allows you to transform almost anything into a "key" that tells your computer what to do, whether that's typing a letter or controlling a game character.

The Makey Makey board requires no special tools, and is simple enough for children to use. But, also built in are additional capabilities--such as expanded keyboard ports--allowing users to invent even more elaborate devices as your experience grows.

Visit our blog to see the Makey Makey in action!

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Item ID
21805
Ages
8+
Made from
plastic, metal, electrical components
Measurements
Circuit Board: 3.75" L x 2" W; In Packaging: 4.75" L x 3" W x 3" H
Notes
Kit includes: Makey Makey circuit board, 7 alligator clips, 6 connector wires, USB cord, stickers, and instructions.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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MAKEY MAKEY
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lasting fun (23)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Stores easily (19)
  • Good variety (10)
  • Long lasting (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Art (5)
  • School (5)
  • Long term use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (18), Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (38)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (16), Other (14), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (29), Birthday (6)

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5.0

Big Hit for Grad Gift!

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from Southern California, USA

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Pros

  • Great Grad Gift

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

      Got the Makey Makey as a High School Graduation gift for a future Engineering Major. This was a huge hit with him! He actually told his mom upon opening the gift, "How does she do it? She always finds the coolest, most unique gifts?" The answer to that question is that, for the last several years, I have sent him and his younger brother gifts from Uncommon Goods!

      Service and delivery comments:

      I have to praise Uncommon Goods for the exceptional customer service I received. The item first arrived to me with some damage to the box (probably a UPS issue). Uncommon Goods made sure that I received a replacement in plenty of time for my friend's son's graduation. This is how customer service is supposed to be, but so few companies do it right. No long waits talking to phone robots, just fantastic, friendly, personal and professional attention. Thank you Uncommon Goods!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      3.0

      fun, easy but needs more how to ideas

      By 

      from maryland

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lasting Fun
      • Stores Easily

      Cons

      • Not Enough Instruction

      Best Uses

      • Creativity

      Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

      my 11 year old son loves this but needs more ideas and guidnace about ways to use it. More detailed instructions with images and instructions about how to set up one or two things with the makey makey would be really helpful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift for hubby

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lasting Fun
      • Stores Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

          I bought this as a gift for my husband for Valentine's Day, and he loved it. I love watching him and our children come up with all sorts of new uses. A great gift!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Valentine’s Day

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          so much fun

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

              This was a gift for my nephew who is a computer nerd and he is having so much fun with this.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              A hit with a 6th grader

              By 

              from Philadelphia, PA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Fun
              • Lasting Fun
              • Stores Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                  I ordered Makey Makey as a gift for my 6th-grade son. When he opened it, he recognized it right away and was excited to have it. He was able to demonstrate its 'tricks' easily, and we had fun playing a computer game by dancing on aluminum foil squares on the floor. We both like that Makey Makey involves the user so much - it requires active engagement, and is a lot of fun.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Very quick delivery.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Little Gift for Any Circut Geek

                  By 

                  from Sunland Park , NM

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Lasting Fun
                  • Stores Easily

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                      My boyfriend totally loved it. Played for hours with it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Husband Loves It!

                      By 

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lasting Fun
                      • Stores Easily

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                          I purchased this as a gift for my husband who is a youth minister at our church. While he has great plans to use it with his youth group after Christmas break is over, he has been using it non-stop himself at home! He loves to play Mario online with his Play-Do controller, he loves when we have people over and he makes everyone into a high-five piano, etc.

                          For youth group he plans on doing a version of Pac-Man by using a strip of tin-foil that four kids will step on while holding the electrodes. These kids will be blindfolded, and the kids in the audience will have to yell "Left, Right, Up, Down" in order to tell the "Pac-Men" where to go. Should be loads of fun!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Husband
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          5.0

                          Awesome!!!!

                          By 

                          from Usa

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lasting Fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                              Perfect gift for my nerdy younger brother. A good product to learn and play with. He doesn't compliment often but he said it was his favorite Christmas present EVER.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Makes a great gift for any age!

                              By 

                              from Baltimore, MD

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Variety
                              • Lasting Fun

                              Cons

                              • Messy

                              Best Uses

                              • Art

                              Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                              Made a great gift!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Husband
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              5.0

                              My 10 year old son loves thhis product.

                              By 

                              from Ann Arbor, MI

                              About Me Parent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about MAKEY MAKEY:

                                  My son loves this product. Spent hours making different set-ups. Designed his own console. Only problem was that our operating system on our computer is old. He had to borrow a computer to use it.l

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Child
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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