Our kids have been HUGE into Minecraft for the past year or so, they’ve really loved learning the ins and outs and have had a lot of fun with it. That’s why I was super excited when we wee offered to check out Piper a Raspberry-Pi computer, to feature for holiday gift idea, and to review for our site.
What is Piper?
The Piper Computer Kit is the ultimate D.I.Y. computer-building experience, for kids 7-13. Everything your child needs to build a REAL computer from start to finish while playing a Minecraft: Pi Edition video game they love.
What’s great about Piper is it is designed to make building, exploring and coding electronics simple, intuitive and fun. The interactive experience of Piper is through the world of Minecraft-like experiences. This which allows kids to see what’s behind the screen and build and program their own devices and gadgets. Pretty awesome right? Piper helps kids by growing confidence around being creators of technology instead buying a video game and downloading it to play.
Awesome right? For our kids, who are super inquisitive as to how things work, and their passion for Minecraft, we couldn’t ask for a better combo!
Piper is NOT your typical modern ‘STEM’ toy.
Piper helps kids…
Understand the fundamentals of computer technology, electronics, and engineering
Solve open-ended challenges by themselves and with others
Transform what they can learn into things they can do in the real world
Engage their curiosity and inspire them to create and invent the world they want to live in
Piper is hours of discovery and fun!
With Piper, your child will learn how to build a computer from a blueprint, learn to code AND get to play Minecraft, one of their favorite games, on something they built!
Stay tuned for our video review on Piper, with testimonial from our young coders!
We’re so excited to give you a play by play experience with building Piper and learning more about technology!