Makey Makey

This circuit board set allows you to transform almost anything into a simple, working computer keyboard.

$49.95

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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!

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

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.
Item ID
21805

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsMakey Makey
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lasting fun (32)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Stores easily (25)
  • Good variety (14)
  • Long lasting (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Art (8)
  • Long term use (7)
  • School (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (25), Quality oriented (10), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (51)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (23), Other (19), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (40), Birthday (8)

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5.0

So neat!

By 

from Stl MO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Fun
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

      Got this for my brother I. Law who is your typical intellectual who is way into psychology, the universe and exploration. He loves it! We love it! We got the gift box option and it came in this perfect blue box with a turquoise ribbon. Just perfect!

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

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      5.0

      Great fun!

      By 

      from Amherst, MA

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Variety
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Long Term Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

        The Makey Makey was quoted as being, "very cool" by my 15 year-old son. That was all I needed to hear.

        • 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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        5.0

        Make EVERYTHING apart of the Internet!

        By 

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Variety
        • Lasting Fun
        • Long Lasting
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

        • Not That Easy To Use

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Long Term Use
        • School

        Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

        This works exactly as advertised! You can definitely hook this up to almost anything & turn it into a function of your keyboard.

        But it's not as easy to ground as the demos may show you, and you'll definitely will have more trail & errors before you'll actually get to fully enjoy this.

        But once you do, you'll definitely want to acquire another one to create even more ways to interact with the internet. This is a keeper, & once I fully grasp the power of this device, I'll be buying another!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Hit of the holidays!

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lasting Fun
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

            MakeyMakey was THE hit of the holiday season. My 13 year old has made musical stairs, a potato keyboard - as well as one made out of her twin's hands. Easy to use and hours of imaginative fun. Just wish there were a few more easy ideas/how-to projects included online. Some of the ones on the website are complicated but I am sure she will tackle them in time.

            • 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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            5.0

            GREAT FUN and challenging

            By 

            from Annapolis MD

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lasting Fun
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • School

              Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

              I have bought several of these for the Grands--they love them and continue to add more of them to make other projects.

              • 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

              soooo cool!

              By 

              from rhode island

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lasting Fun
              • Stores Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

                  I can't believe this actually works! My son (12 years old) has had so much fun hooking this up to various random things (his toe nail, his hair, a potato, bananas, his own drawings) - so amazing!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Fabulous

                  By 

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Variety
                  • Lasting Fun
                  • Promotes Exploration

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

                      My 11 year old grand daughter had been asking for this for several months. She was thrilled and opened it immediately to start playing with it. She even managed to turn the hands of 5 adults into a keyboard!

                      • 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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                      5.0

                      wow technology can be fun

                      By 

                      from liverpool uk

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Lasting Fun

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

                          my son is still having hours of fun with his gift

                          • 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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                          5.0

                          Granddaughter loved it.

                          By 

                          from NC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

                          This was a gift and sent directly to the recipient. She told me on the phone all of the different things she had done with it and seemed quite excited.

                          • 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

                          this is so cool!

                          By 

                          from cleveland, ohio

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Stores Easily

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

                              smaller than expected which is a plus. looks fun.

                              • 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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