Inspire your kids to become the inventors of tomorrow! The Piper Computer Kit comes with everything you need to assemble your own computer. Inside, you will also find our revolutionary learning system that teaches kids engineering and programming through a combination of engaging storyline, physical building, and Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft. First, follow simple step-by-step instructions to assemble your computer. Then solve puzzles in Minecraft while building physical gadgets to hack the game! The Kit Contains: ● Handcrafted wooden computer case with HD LCD display ● Fully functioning computer system ● Electronic gadgets including LED lights, buzzers, buttons, switches, sensors and more ● Cables to connect the screen, Pi, and 6600 mAh Powerbank together ● 8’ laminated blueprint assembly instructions ● USB mouse with a retractable cable ● 8GB SD Memory Card ● Custom Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft ● Free automatic level updates ● Piper Screwdriver Specifications: ● 1GB RAM. 1200 MHzQuadCore CPU ● Raspberry Pi 3 Project Board ● 6600 mAh Powerbank ● 8GB SD Memory Card ● Wifi Enabled ● New downloadable levels, and sharing capabilities
Piper is designed to grow with your child. While kids from 8 to 9 enjoy the assembly of the components and building in Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft, children from 9 to 13 love programming new gadgets and levels.
Regardless of your experience, we've created something that you can pick up and start inventing right away!
The Piper Computer Kit was Inspired by the hackers and makers who invented the first computers and has been endorsed by Steve Wozniak. Steve said
“I love Piper because it represents what enabled me to do all the great technology things in my life”
Your budding inventor can assemble the 50+ puzzle-like pieces to make a beautiful wood case and power-up boxes. The kit comes with full scale blueprint instructions. Assembling your first computer is challenging and fun, so teamwork and cooperation is encouraged!
Each kit comes with the Piper learning system that teaches kids engineering and programming through a combination of engaging storyline, physical building, and Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft challenges. The increasingly challenging levels help teach new electronics and programming concepts step by step.
Through Piper you can assemble complex electronic circuits and make programmable modules that interact with your modules that interact with your Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft world. You can build real, physical electronics such as buttons, switches, LED lights, sensors, buzzers and more to design your own Minecraft dashboard which allows you to better control your character in the game.
When we were young, we were encouraged to ask questions and challenge assumptions. This led us to pursue world-changing ideas and desire to make the world a better place than we left it. We believe it’s important to encourage kids’ curiosity from a young age. We are creating products that inspire kids to see the world as malleable rather than static; to see technology as pieces and parts brought together by a higher vision rather than magical devices handed down from above. We believe that with the right tools and inspiration, anyone can become a creator.
We are making the tools to inspire the inventors of tomorrow.
What will you create?
Describe your product in 3 words.
Empowering future inventors!
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
This is especially true for kids who are given iPads, computers, and phones to consume from a young age: they never see how technology actually works. Kids believe that technology works by magic, and later in life, when the opportunity to learn or build something tech-related comes up, they feel intimidated.
With LEGO and Minecraft on the other hand, you can get started right away. It’s easy. This ease leads to confidence, which in turn leads to incredible creations. We wanted Piper to be the tool that allowed kids to create with code and electronics as simply as they place LEGO bricks or craft a diamond helmet in Minecraft.
We created Piper to inspire the next generation of inventors and creators.
What makes your product special?
The Piper experience starts with assembling your wooden components into a computer case, which serves as your exploration base for crafting unique electronic modules into real, working gadgets. Piper gives you the ability to create with the latest, most advanced electronics components and concepts right out of the box.
All Piper Computers come equipped with PiperUniverse, a revolutionary teaching system designed by Princeton and Stanford scientists to use the power of Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft to teach programming, engineering, electronics, and critical thinking.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Every single day, there are thousands of kids all over the world who change their perception of their abilities and what they believe they are capable of by building with Piper.
Seeing the difference we make in the lives of these kids is both exhilarating and humbling.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.