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.
You’ll find more details in the official website, and the kit can be purchased on Amazon for $299. They are also Piper Computer Kit v2 bundles for educators in the main website.
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.