Kids can easily build theirs own computer and then learn more about electronics and programming thanks to Piper Computer Kit 2.
The kit is based on Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, a 9″ display, a power bank, and all bits and pieces required for assembly. There’s also a 16GB microSD with the OS and the company’s PiperCode software to learn the basics of programming.
The complete kit comes with the following items:
- SBC – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- Storage – 16GB MicroSD card
- Display – 9″ 1024 x 600 LCD display with HDMI cable
- Audio – Integrated speaker
- 25+ laser-etched wooden and acrylic pieces
- 50+ hardware pieces
- 20+ electronic components
- Battery – 7,800 mAh rechargeable battery/power bank
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- 8 square foot laminated blueprint
- USB Mouse
This is whay it looks like after around two hours of assembly time.
Kids can then start playing Raspberry Pi Edition Mineccraft and some mini-games, and get started with PiPerCode projects first using Google’s Blocky drag and drop language before migrating to Python as they progress.
We found out about Piper Computer Kit v2 via a post by Liliputing, and Brad Linder also met with the founder in the video below where we can learn more about the project.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.