Built by kids from the inside-out

Piper Computer Kit

The Piper Computer Kit 2018 Edition teaches young makers and engineers about computers and other electronic hardware gadgets through the fun of a Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition video game and hands-on building and coding.  Ages 7+
Regular Price: $299
Holiday Price: $269

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"I love Piper because it represents what technology enabled me to do with my life."

— Steve Wozniak

"It's a perfect blend of the Virtual and Physical world."

— Maureen Fan

Piper diy computer kit

The Piper Computer Kit is the perfect intersection of hardware and software: build a computer from scratch then learn electronics by playing a series of Minecraft: Raspberry Pi Edition video games.

Piper encourages engineering, design, circuitry, programming, hardware building, motor skills, problem solving, and more. Made from high quality materials, Piper is built for lasting durability with endless exploration.

What's in a Piper Computer Kit?

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Look inside Piper

The Piper Computer Kit brings back tinkering and hands on play. Kids have fun while learning from the moment they start unboxing Piper. Innovative, intuitive, and powerfully educational - Give your young maker a head start on the vital technology of the twenty-first century with the unique and revolutionary Piper Computer Kit.

Piper Story Mode

Explore the virtual world of Minecraft Raspberry Pi and learn electronic concepts through fun and interactive games. Discover new planets, make new friends with Intergalactic heroes, Pip and Piperbot, and build confidence as you dive into the realm of creative computing.

PiperCode

PiperCode is a unique programming environment built on Google Blockly designed to teach kids coding in a more intuitive and hands-on way. Kids learn to program with hardware and electronics to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.

Complete 11 projects ranging from making LEDs blink to circuit design and interactive games.

Talk about COOL! Our 10 year old can't stop saying 'I LOVE THIS.' And he does! He feels super encouraged about his abilities to build, code and learn — and it's great to see him perfecting his skills while having fun!

— Julie Harris, Mother

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 like she UNDERSTOOD it.

— Alicia Castillo Holley, Grandmother

It may seem a little premature, but we could imagine a career growing out of the knowledge they gain from this.

— Janis L. Sharkey, Grandmother

Our son loves Piper and takes great pride in the fact that he built it. I love the fact that it uses my kid's favorite game as a medium to teach him electronics and problem solving.

— Mother of 3 boys

The boys are thrilled. They were able to do most of the building with some help and are loving the challenge of adding functionality to the game little by little.

— S. Aminmadani, Parent

Piper is truly amazing. My 9 and 11 year old daughters could not wait to set it up. 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, Father

Frequently Asked Questions

Piper is recommended for children ages 7-13, but older children and even adults have found Piper to be an effective way to learn about computer technology and electronics.

Yes! We have developed a Stanford endorsed curriculum which you can use to help your child fully understand the basics of electronics, programming, and computing. You can learn more here.

Assembling a Piper from the blueprint usually takes about 2 hours. Completing all of the Piper hardware missions takes 8-10 hours. Exploring our creative mode can be enjoyed indefinitely! There is an internet browser, a word processor, scratch programming, and more! We also have Projects you can do to enhance your Piper Kit.

The Piper Computer Kit comes with 160+ pieces with everything you need to craft, connect, and create!

Piper is designed to stimulate and challenge young engineers without frustrating them.  We believe iteration is an important part of the engineering process, and we encourage children (and their parents!) to try and solve problems on their own before seeking assistance. Because Piper sees engagement unlike other products, we've found that young engineers do not give up like they would on other products, they double down, revisit the details and try again and that is what building with Piper is about.

If you have questions about your Piper, you will most likely be able to find your answer in our community forums.

We also have a dedicated Customer Care team you can email anytime through our Support Page.

Piper ships internationally, but there may be local duties and taxes applied depending on your country.

Built by kids from the inside-out

Piper Computer Kit

The Piper Computer Kit 2018 Edition teaches young makers and engineers about computers and other electronic hardware gadgets through the fun of a Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition video game and hands-on building and coding.  Ages 7+
Regular Price: $299
Holiday Price: $269

EXTRA $90 OFF: USE CODE HOLIDAY90

ORDER TODAY FOR ARRIVAL BY 12/22

Free Shipping On US Orders + $20 International Shipping*

*Excludes HI, AK, PR

269.00 Regular price 299.00