Makey Makey

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

$49.95

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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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsMakey Makey
 
4.7

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 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 (61)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (43), Birthday (9)

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5.0

Four Chicken Trick

By 

from Greenfield, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

We have four rubber chickens from a game; never played the game but we prank each other all the time by placing them in strategic hilarious places. We call these One (two, three or four) Chicken Tricks. MakeyMakey will help us create the Best Eva Four Chicken Trick. Can't wait to se what the 16 year old and five year old concoct.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah
 
5.0

my grandson like it...and that is enought for me!

By 

from alamo, tx

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • even when i ordered late
  • it was delivered in time fro chistmas even when

Cons

  • i will let know know once my grandkid gets ...is

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

    waiting for fee
    dback from the user, my grandson

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    5.0

    unique gift

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

    Got a "wow, this is cool" response from a teenager.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would definitely buy this again.

    By 

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

    Fun,ingenious.Everyone I show it to wants to know where I found it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah
     
    5.0

    SO fun!

    By 

    from PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Makey Makey:

    Very easy to use and lots of fun!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday
     
    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
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday
         
        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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              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
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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