Build-A-Computer Kit

Product Code: PIPER
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Piper Computer Kit: Award-Winning Build-A-Computer Age 8+ STEAM Learning, with Raspberry Pi, Google Blockly, StoryMode, Games, Python, and Amazing Projects!


  • BUILD A COMPUTER: Includes all the components needed to build a fully-functioning computer! A Raspberry Pi, 9" screen, DIY speaker, rechargeable battery. Teaching kids to be STEAM-capable; coding their own games, interactive projects and more!
  • HANDS-ON STEAM PROJECTS: Building the computer is only the beginning! Using Piper’s StoryMode, kids are guided through a secret mission, attaching wires and connecting electronic components to move around an immersive world and controlling the outcome.
  • LEARN TO CODE: With a Piper Computer Kit, kids learn the basics of coding with 11 progressively challenging projects based on Google Blockly's easy, drag-and-drop visual coding language. Using PiperCode, kids progress through tangible tasks that increase their level of confidence.
  • CREATED FOR KIDS AGES 8+: Designed by educators to foster self-paced learning, kids advance from foundational tasks through more challenging projects at their own pace. They can progress to pre-loaded Python programming language, deepening their engagement and competence.
  • THE BUILD IS JUST THE BEGINNING: Piper Computer Kit features an integrated, build-it-yourself speaker and amplifier. The 9" display features 1024 x 600 HDMI resolution, making for eye-popping graphics. The kit is engineered for multi-rebuilds, with a sturdy carrying case. Beyond the build, Piper Computer Kit launches kids into an expansive, adventurous world of learning disguised as fun, with dozens of playable projects from Day One.


Product Description

Studies have shown that kids engage more when they learn with hands-on projects. The Piper Computer Kit is an experience for creation and discovery, not a toy for consumption. Piper builds confidence and introduces worlds for exploration, while making screen time learning time. The Piper Computer Kit was engineered to help kids construct meaning in STEAM by using all of their senses with do-it-yourself assembly, physical electronic wiring challenges, and hands-on coding projects. The Piper Computer Kit includes everything your child needs to build a fully functioning computer from start to finish. When they’ve finished the construction phase, kids learn circuitry by completing challenges in a minecraft-inspired story mode. Next, kids learn the basics of coding and progress through increasingly more challenging projects based on Google Blockly’s easy drag-and-drop visual programming language. With Piper, kids are taught how computers work and how to code in a fun, tangible way that builds confidence for a lifetime of success with technology.

Piper, Features, Computer Kit, Specs
What's Inside

 

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. 1GB RAM. 1.2 GHz Quad Core 64 bit CPU
  • 9” LCD display with HDMI cable
  • 7800mAh rechargeable battery
  • Integrated speaker with amplifier and external volume control
  • 16GB MicroSD card including 20+ Piper 3D Story Mode levels, Piper Code projects, and more
  • Software updating capabilities (requires WIFI connection)
  • USB Mouse
  • Micro USB charging cable and wall charger
  • 20+ electronic components including breadboards, buttons, switches, LED lights, buzzers, and 25 jumper wires
  • 8 square foot laminated blueprint with visuals for assembly
  • 25+ laser-etched wooden and acrylic pieces
  • 50+ hardware pieces
  • Phillips-head screwdriver