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The Piper Computer Project Kit
Introducing the first award-winning Computer Kit that enables kids to build and code and play as they and tap into their imaginations and rediscover that learning is fun!
The fun and learning begins when kids build it themselves!
Hours and Hours of Play and Learning!
Once they've built their own computer, your kids can do all sorts of wonderful things. With 10 pre-installed worlds, kids learn to use buttons, wires, and breadboards to navigate obstacles, overcome challenges; and even create their own games while being helped along by PiperBot and his little buddy, Pip.
What Will They Learn?
Piper teaches kids the basics of technology through tangible play. As they progress through the games, they develop technical skills, use their imaginations, learning approaches that lead to inventive solutions as they create amazing things!
Based on Stanford Research on How to Teach any Skill
Dr. Joel Sadler, Piper's co-founder and CTO, created a thesis while at Stanford entitled Enabling Novices to Prototype Electronics. Piper uses key points from that thesis, along with captivating storytelling, to facilitate learning.
The Most Engaging Way to Teach STEAM in Schools
Will this product be too complex for my child?
Piper is not easy and it is not designed to be. Any child or adult will at times be challenged, confused, or even frustrated. What you will not be is bored. We believe iteration is an important part of the engineering process. Because Piper sees engagement unlike other products, we've found that young engineers do not give up like they would on other products, they double down, revisit the details and try again and that is what building with Piper is about.
Can my kids learn real programming and electronics concepts with Piper?
Yes! We have developed a Stanford endorsed curriculum which you can use to help your child fully understand the basics of electronics, programming, and computing. You can purchase the additional curriculum here.
Can I do more Engineering Projects with my Piper?
Absolutely. Each Piper comes pre-installed with NOOBS; the Raspberry Pi operating system. As a full working computer, it has an internet browser, a word processor, scratch programming, games, a media player and more!
Designed and Tested For Ages 8 ~ 12
Based on a Research Paper by Dr. Joel Sadler, Piper's co-founder and CTO, this entire computer kit is designed for kids who like technology between the ages of 8 ~ 12.
Now, you know your children better than anyone, so if they already play computer games and surf the net with your supervision and are looking for something deeper, they could enjoy the Piper computer at an earlier or even later age depending on their skills, interests and aptitude.
Truth be known, Parents (of all ages) also enjoy playing and learning with the Piper Computer Kit!
Whats in the Box?
|Make and Model||Piper Computer Kit|
|Computer||Raspberry Pi™ Single Board Computer|
|Wireless||WiFi: 802.11 n
Bluetooth: v4.0 w/ Low Energy Antenna
|I/O Ports||1x 40 pin GPIO (26 pin compatible)
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x Micro SD slot
1x HDMI port
1x RJ45 Ethernet port
1x Combined 4 pole Stereo Audio / Composite Video port
1x Micro USB Power port
1x CSI camera port for optional Raspberry Pi™ camera
1x DSI display port for optional Raspberry Pi™ Color Touch Screen Display
|Power||Charger: AC Power Adaptor: 5Vdc @ 1A
Battery: 6,000mAh Lithium Ion Battery
|Wooden Box||5mm Thick Pine Wood Box|
|Screen||175mm / 7 inch WVGA (800 x 480) Color LCD Screen|
|Stereo Speaker||includes 3.5mm Audio jack & High Capacity Battery|
|SD Card||Preloaded with the Noobs Operating System, 8 Game Levels and Free Downloadable Content|
|Dimensions (LxW)||Assembled Box: 165 x 280 x 89mm|
- 1x Piper Computer Kit w/
- 25 Piece Wooden Computer Case
- 1x Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B Single Board Computer
- 1x 7 inch Color LCD Display
- 5x LEDs
- 8x Buttons
- 9x Switches
- 3x Breadboards
- 25x Jumper Wires
- 1x Piezo Buzzer
- 5x LEDs
- 1x Storage Chest
- 1x Controller Box
- 1x 6,000 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
- 1x SD Card
- 1x USB Mouse
- 1x Speaker
- 1x 77 Piece Installation Kit w/ Screwdriver
- 1x Installation Sheet