Today, the team at Piper is absolutely thrilled to be announcing the launch of our latest product, the Piper Sensor Explorer.

Designed for 21st century learners, the Piper Sensor Explorer includes three sensors that will enable kids to learn how the physical and digital worlds interact through technology.

The Piper Sensor Explorer is an expansion to the Piper Computer Kit, and enhances the overall Piper experience with new opportunities for hands-on STEM learning. 

What's New: Piper Sensor Explorer Unboxed

The Piper Sensor Explorer includes:

  1. The Piper Color Sensor
  2. The Piper Temperature Sensor
  3. The Piper Ultrasonic Range Finder
  4. Two 4-Pin Diode Jumper Cables
  5. Three Sensor Profile Cards


What's New: StoryMode & PiperCode 

Alongside the hardware, the Piper Sensor Explorer includes three new action-packed levels in StoryMode and three additional PiperCode projects that allow kids to create through code.



To begin, simply boot up your Piper Computer Kit, enter StoryMode, and click on our newest custom-built world, Starlab.

For existing users of the Piper Computer Kit, connect to the internet and download the latest software update to gain access to the Piper Sensor Explorer levels and projects.

Reunite with Pip and PiperBot, the dynamic space-traveling duo, as they embark on adventures in a brand new universe.



We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, but here's a glimpse at the Piper Sensor Explorer StoryMode levels and PiperCode projects:




Chameleon Giant

Ever wondered how we see color? Learn how the human eye translates light into color in the Chameleon Giant. Save a world that’s lost all color by scanning colors with your Piper Color Sensor to reinvigorate the planet.

Post No. 34 1/2

Magical treasure awaits in Post No. 34 ½, are you up for the challenge? Equipped with the Piper Ultrasonic Range Finder, solve puzzles as you learn about distance and frequency.


Using the Piper Temperature Sensor, change the state of water by adding or removing energy, and learn how shifting temperatures impact the environment around you.




Color Coded

Send secret messages encoded in color. Learn about RGB values and create your own language by assigning letters to colors.


Express yourself by assigning an emoji to a temperature range. Learn to read graphical visualizations of data and interpret temperature scales, such as Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Security Zone

Create an alarm system that will detect would-be intruders from a distance and alert you to their presence. Learn to read distance over time graphs while calibrating your alarm for maximum impact.


With so much fun and exploration in one package, kids may not even realize they are learning fundamental science and mathematics concepts that can spark a lifetime of STEM learning!

The Piper Sensor Explorer is available now at, just in time for the holidays. We hope that you enjoy this expansion as much we enjoyed developing it for the Piper community!


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