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Build Your Very Own Computer with Piper

One of the most important things for a child is creativity. We encourage Cullen to be as creative as possible in all aspects of his life. Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives but what if your child had the opportunity to discover how that everyday technology works? What if he/she could build their very own computer? Thanks to Piper they can do just that!

So what exactly is Piper, you may be wondering. Piper is a computer and a maker kit. It allows you to assemble your very own beautifully engraved computer using the blueprint they provide you with. You can also program electronics with help from 3D engineering diagrams in the game! Their beautiful 160+ piece computer kit comes with everything you need to craft, connect and create!

The Piper kit literally comes with everything you could think of: an adorable little mouse that I may or may not want to use for myself, a mini speaker, beautifully engraved wood I could just stare at all day and much more. Full kit includes:

  • Raspberry Pi 3Quad-Core 1.2GHz
  • 1GB RAM, WI-FI, 4 USB Ports, HDMI
  • 20+ Piper Universe Levels
  • Software updates with new levels
  • 24 laser etched wooden pieces
  • 45″ x 26″ blueprint poster
  • 7″ LCD Screen, 800 x 480
  • 6000mAh rechargeable battery
  • 8GB Micro SD Card
  • USB rechargeable speaker
  • USB Mouse
  • Acrylic Raspberry Pi base
  • 70 brass screws, nuts
  • 3 electronic breadboards
  • 9 switches
  • 25 jumper wires
  • 6 buttons
  • 5 LED lights
  • 2 piezo buzzers
  • HDMI cable
  • 2 USB cables
  • Phillips head screwdriver

I also love how the pieces are labelled with letters to help you distinguish the pieces. Piper really does a great job at making this process as easy and fun for your child as possible!

What your kids learn with Piper…

Stanford conducted research found that kids who use Piper show a 25% growth in creative confidence around building electronics. This number grows to 54% for kids that rate themselves with low confidence when starting a Piper program.

What will you create?

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