Delve into the ultimate D.I.Y. computer-building experience!
As soon as kids open the box, they will be immersed in making. The kit is made up of laser-cut wooden parts, a Raspberry Pi (a microcomputer), and a collection of electronic equipment.
The part parents care about: The Piper Computer Kit educates young engineers about how to build computers and other electronic hardware gadgets through the fun of video a game.
It uses a story mode based in the famous Minecraft world to present a variety of computer-building challenges kids can solve by connecting hardware to a Raspberry Pi motherboard, which they can then program using PiperCode.
It’s a revolution in computer education!
Now for the part kids will love: Pip and Piperbot are on a mission to save planet Earth, and they need your help to repair and program their gadgets to accomplish the mission. The only way to do it: Build, connect, and code!
Playing through all kinds of different levels vividly displayed on the stunning LCD screen, kids will get hands-on with real computer-hardware construction skills in a way that’s challenging and thrilling.
Work your way through the Funky Fungi by building an array of buttons and switches using parallel circuitry to navigate your way across giant mushrooms.
Go on a treasure hunt by building a LED light on a breadboard to help Piperbot locate lost treasure while learning about outputs. The physical light will flash faster as the digital character moves closer to the treasure!
Build a TNT chain reaction! – After installing a switch, Piperbot can now blow up blocks of TNT with just a button as you explore input devices.
Learn about polarity as you build a physical buzzer and use sound inputs to guide Piperbot across a disappearing Rainbow Bridge without falling.
Kids are actually BUILDING and learning about REAL computer hardware contraptions and programming while playing a video game they love!
Innovative, intuitive, and powerfully educational – Give your young maker a head start on the vital technology of the twenty-first century with the unique and revolutionary Piper Computer Kit.
Piper Computer Kit
D.I.Y. computer-building kit where kids build hardware to work their way through a thrilling Minecraft: Raspberry Pi Edition video game
Encourages engineering, design, circuitry, programming, hardware building, motor skills, problem solving, and more
Give your young maker a head start on the technology of the 21st century!
Build the computer from the inside out and progress through a series of ah-ha momentse
Learn about buttons, switches, parallel circuitry, bread-boarding, LED light, outputs, inputs, sound outputs, polarity, and more
Screen features stunning LCD display
Uses the famed Raspberry Pi motherboard – Ideal for a first-time computer-learning experience
High quality design and materials – Built for lasting durability, exceptional computer-building experience
Made in the U.S.A.
Laser-cut wooden computer case with LCD screen monitor
Story Mode adventure play with hardware components and challenges in Piper’s Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft
Electronics including LED lights, motion sensors, buzzers, buttons, switches, and more
Self-contained computer running on a Raspberry Pi 3 project board – 1GB RAM – 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU
Wooden Box – 3.5 x 6.5 x 11 inches once assembled, 5 millimeter thick pine wood
Screen – 7-inch LCD display, 800 x 480 screen resolution
Battery – Input: 5V/1A, Output: DC5V/1A/2A, Capacity: 9000mAh
Mini-Stero Speaker – 3.5 millimeter jack, USB charging, High capacity battery
Raspberry Pi Computer – 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM; HDMI, USB, and AV jacks; built-in Wifi
SD Card with Piper Software: Story Mode and PiperCode – Over the air software updates available