WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?

Welcome to Piper, your launchpad to start creating the technology of tomorrow. Start prototyping new hardware in your browser using Piper Make or check out our Piper Computer Kit, the toolbox that lets anyone build and code real gadgets and real electronics while playing the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft.

PIPER COMPUTER KIT VERSION 3

Build. Play. Invent. The sleeker, compact evolution of the Piper Computer Kit.

With innovative storage elements like our magnetic supply drawer and foldable breadboard workspace, Piper Computer Kit V3’s compact design is ideal for classroom settings. Pair yours with the Sensor Explorer add-on!

From $249 or starting at $28/mo with Affirm*

PIPER
MAKE

Start creating technology directly in your browser with our hardware kits paired with tutorials on our free, drag-and drop coding platform.

Get a Starter Kit Bundle or join the Monthly Makers Club to get your hardware, then head over to Piper Make to build technology to help Piperbot and Pip as they explore Mars!

PIPER MAKE EDUCATION BUNDLES

Starter Kit

Build circuits with LEDs, buttons, and resistors to help Piperbot and Pip on their adventures on Mars on Piper Make

Starter Kit + Sensor Toolkit

Interact with the world with your ultrasonic range finder, temperature sensors, and color sensor as Pip and Piperbot face their biggest challenges on Piper Make

Starter Kit + Game Controller

Build and code your own game controller and play games in Pip's Arcade

Starter Kit + Game Controller + Sensor Toolkit

The whole experience, perfectly structured for the classroom or home with all the hardware to accompany projects

HOW DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS BROUGHT TECHNOLOGY TO LIFE WITH PIPER MAKE.

From July 12, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Detroit Public Schools Community Schools (DPSCD) partnered with Piper to bring Piper Make to 1,900 students across 25 schools for 5-day programs.

WHICH PIPER PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

FOR THE ASPIRING INNOVATOR WITH A LAPTOP/COMPUTER

PIPER MAKE STARTER

Start building technology from your browser.

From $49

FOR THE FUTURE INVENTORS WITH THE TECHIE APPLIANCES AT HOME

PIPER MINI

From $99

All of the Piper Power. None of the Frills.

FOR THE CREATORS OF TOMORROW LOOKING TO BUILD YOUR FIRST COMPUTER

PIPER COMPUTER KIT

From $249

The complete Piper powerhouse.

Computer (Chromebook/Mac/PC) required, but not included.

Screen with HDMI connection required, but not included.

All parts included.

MicroUSB to USB cable and Power Adapter Included.

Rechargeable 5V Battery and MicroUSB to USB Cable Included

Monthly Makers Club Projects Available as Add-ons

Sensor Add-on Available

Sensor Add-on Available

Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller on Breadboard

Raspberry Pi Model 3B Microcomputer

Raspberry Pi 3 A+ Microcomputer

9 Starter Kit Tutorials Available on Piper Make in your browser. 20 Add-on Levels Available.

24 Custom StoryMode Projects on MicroSD Card (over-the-air updates available)

24 Custom StoryMode Projects on MicroSD Card (over-the-air updates available)

Education Guides Available (Free)

Premium Curriculum with 25 Standards Aligned Lesson Plans (Fee)

Premium Curriculum with 25 Standards Aligned Lesson Plans (Fee)

  • Features:
  • Raspberry Pi Pico with Headers
  • 830 Point Breadboard
  • 100mm Jumper Wires
  • Breadboard Components
  • LEDs
  • Laser Cut Wood Base with Gummy Feet
  • 1M Micro SD to USB A Cable
  • Reusable Package
  • Features:
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+
  • 16GB SD Card with Latest Software
  • 6 Pieces Laser Cut Wood
  • Blueprint Poster
  • Brass Hardware
  • 600 Point Breadboard
  • 2, 170 Point Breadboards
  • LEDs
  • Round Buttons
  • Breadboard Components
  • 100mm Jumper Wires
  • 200mm Jumper Wires
  • 1M Micro SD to USB A Cable
  • Wall Power Adapter
  • Reusable Package



  • Features:
  • Raspberry Pi A+
  • 16GB SD Card with Latest Software
  • 7” LCD Screen with Amplifier
  • 22 Pieces Laser Cut Wood
  • Blueprint Poster
  • Brass Hardware
  • 630 Point Breadboard
  • Speaker
  • LEDs
  • Round Buttons
  • Breadboard Components
  • 100mm Jumper Wires
  • 200mm Jumper Wires
  • 1M Micro SD to USB A Cable
  • Wall Power Adapter
  • Cables (HDMI, Audio, Power)
  • Rechargeable Battery, LiOn 5000 mAh
  • Reusable Package

Just got your Monthly Makers Club Kit for June? Head over to Soil Sensor on Piper Make >

WHAT IS THE MONTHLY MAKERS CLUB?

Join the Monthly Makers Club to prototype new tech every month using the new Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller and our drag-and-drop coding platform, Piper Make. For only $20/month, you'll receive new hardware to your doorstep and new projects and tutorials released on Piper Make. Check out our previous projects below! Remember you can also buy individual months separately for $30 -- and you can cancel at anytime without being charged!

NOW SHIPPING - JUNE 2021

GAME CONTROLLER

Level up with your own Game Controller!

Check out Frog Frenzy and Game Controller on Piper Make.

SHIPPED MAY 2021

BEAM BREAK

It's a race to the finish!

Check out Car Race and Beam Break on Piper Make.

SHIPPED APRIL 2021

SERVO BUG

Say hello to your new favorite bug.

Check out the Servo Bug tutorial on Piper Make

FIRST MONTH FOR ALL NEW USERS

STARTER KIT

The Power of the Monthly Makers Club.

Check out Blink, Traffic Light, Resistor Piano on Piper Make

KITS FROM PAST MONTHS

Starter Kit (First Month for All)

Build circuits with LEDs, buttons, and resistors to help Piperbot and Pip on their adventures on Mars on Piper Make

Sensor Toolkit

Interact with the world with your ultrasonic range finder, temperature sensors, and color sensor as Pip and Piperbot face their biggest challenges.

Servo Bug

Take Piperbot and Pip for a ride on your Servo Bug as you explore the basics of how robots "walk" using two servo motors and our laser-cut wood

Beam Break

Use IR beam break sensors to set up your own race to the finish -- complete with your very own Hot Wheels track and car included!

Game Controller

Build and code your own game controller using a custom PCBA and laser-cut wood and play games in Pip's Arcade on Piper Make

Soil Sensor

Learn how to use simple foils and wires to set up a capacitative touch sensor to play air guitar or a sensor to measure soil moisture


WHAT PIPER IS ALL ABOUT

Build with Your Hands

Take hands-on building to the next level—from assembling your computer to building your own tech.

Learn by Playing

Build hardware in the real world while playing virtual levels of the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft with Piperbot and Pip in Piper StoryMode

Create the Next Big Thing

Use the skills you've learned to create your own gadgets and gameplay in Piper Creative Mode

SHREE BOSE,
CO-FOUNDER

2011 Grand Prize Winner, Google Global Science Fair 

Class of 2016, Harvard College

MD/PhD Candidate, Duke University School of Medicine

"Judges liked its self-paced concept and especially favored its Minecraft-inspired lessons"

- Kevin Hogan, Managing Director

"The Piper Computer Kit 2 stands out amid an impressive array of options as one of our top picks for the Best STEM Toy of 2020. What impresses us most is the level of building, coding, and understanding that kids (and adults!) can meet while having a blast."

- Dr. Mark Costner, STEM Toy Expert

"The Piper Computer Kit excelled during our evaluation process, scoring in the top 1 percentile of over 1,100 STEM products reviewed since 2014."

- Andrew Raupp, STEM.org Founder

Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci

With these clever kits, elementary schoolers can get in-depth, hands-on experience with the tech they'll someday use to "make the world a better place."

- Adrienne So, Wired Magazine

WHAT OUR USERS THINK

My grand daughter learnt the pieces: motherboard, connectors, battery, screen. We talked about how computers worked (with the immense help of google for some terms and systems). That night, her face was glowing with excitement and pride. We spent the next several days 'playing' with it for an hour or so every day. Discovering what it could do or not. I was concerned that she would get bored as it is not a fancy colored machine, but it beat up any app and game she had for two reasons: she MADE it, and she felt she UNDERSTOOD it.

Alicia Castillo Holley

Piper Customer, Grandmother

★★★★★ Amazon Review

This is an incredibly teaching tool and platform, cleverly disguised as a children's toy. There's a ton of educational products on the marketing trying to get kids interested in STEM - things like Snap Circuits, Goldieblox, LittleBits, Lego Mindstorms, even code.org. The problem is that they are good at the science, but aren't actually "fun". They're great, but they're really just an incremental step over other building blocks like Legos. Piper gives you the building blocks, captures the fun and power behind Minecraft, and then adds a whole engaging in-game story mode on top of that to give kids a REASON to use the building blocks. My 7 year old was building real physical circuits right out of the box, the same kind of circuits that I didn't see until I was in engineering school! Incredible. Head and shoulders above and several generations ahead anything else on the market right now.

John Wei

Piper Customer, Father

★★★★★ Amazon Review

Piper is truly amazing. My 9 and 11 year old daughters could not wait to set it up. Once we had it running they dove right in without fear. They love the game so navigating was seamless to them. Piper may seem intimidating to adults but trust me, it is not intimidating to your kids. They will love it.

David Kohl

Piper Customer, Father

★★★★★ Amazon Review

Great tool! My son has really started learning how to work on computers and develop a foundation for what could potentially become a career in his life.

Michael Bredthauer

Piper Customer, Father

★★★★★ Amazon Review

The Piper Computer Kit sparked] lots of creative and constructive conversations. Even the quietest [student] was actively participating in putting the kit together… as a teacher, it makes me happy to see all students – ELL, SpEd, and [general education] students – excited about learning and taking risks.

Rosa Hernandez

Piper Customer, Teacher

Los Angeles, California

As an educator who is a Piper customer, I have observed kids attain the maker-mindset and start on the road to becoming creators of technology rather than simply learning passively… I am convinced that the success they experienced completing the exercises gave them the confidence they needed for such an undertaking. Does Piper instill confidence [in students]? It does.

Paul Tremblett

Piper Customer, Teacher

Southwest Virginia

Check out the Piper Mini on Scott Hanselman's 2020 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for Kids! Learn More >

THE ESSENTIALS

PIPER MINI

All of the Piper Power. None of the Frills.

From $99 or starting at $34/month with Affirm*

THE PIPER VISION


Kids need a better, more engaging way to play and build with technology. So, we created Piper, a toolbox that lets anyone build and code real gadgets and real electronics while playing the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft. We think Piper can become a milestone in children’s lives and create experiences that help them fall in love with building, creating and engineering. Perfect for ages 8+.

EXPLORE NEW GADGETS

Join our Monthly Makers Club for new hardware projects shipped to you each month, along with new software

PIPER FOR EDUCATION

Use Piper Classroom Bundles and our Premium Curriculum to take your teaching game to the next level.

"I love Piper because it represents what enabled me to do all the great technology things in my life"

- Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple