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INTRODUCING PIPER MAKE AND THE RASPBERRY PI PICO
THE POWER BEHIND THE MONTHLY MAKERS CLUB HAS ARRIVED.
Welcome, makers! We're excited to launch th FIRST drag-and-drop coding platform to allow subscribers to protoype new technology each month using the new Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller.
Tiny. Powerful. The Raspberry Pi Pico.
Subscribe we'll send you the powerful Raspberry Pi Pico + your first month's tech. Compatible with any USB-equipped computer.
Drag-and-Drop Coding. On Your Browser.
Going live 3/14, just visit our Piper Make site to use Google Blockly drag-and-drop code to program your tech
New Tech. In Your Mailbox. Every Month.
Get new sensors, buttons, lights shipped to your doorstep every month. Just connect with your Pico.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
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
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
PIPER COMPUTER KIT
Build. Play. Learn.
From $299 or starting at $28/mo with Affirm*
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.
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.
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.
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.
Piper Customer, Teacher
Los Angeles, California
Piper Customer, Teacher
Check out the Piper Mini on Scott Hanselman's 2020 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for Kids! Learn More >
All of the Piper Power. None of the Frills.
From $99 or starting at $34/month with Affirm*
Check out the Command Center on TechCrunch's list of the Top 22 STEM Toy Gift Ideas for 2020! Learn More >
PIPER GAMER BUNDLE
Your own game controller and light show in one.
From $99 or starting at $34/mo 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