Beam Break is a widget of the Piper Make Physics Expedition Kit (Motion), and a fun, hands-on way to start exploring concepts of acceleration, velocity, and movement using Hot Wheels Cars. The Rover is an add-on and REQUIRES a Piper Make Starter Expedition Kit with the Raspberry Pi Pico to get started (sold separately).
Using infrared sensors to detect when your Hot Wheels Car “breaks the beam” while racing down a Hot Wheels track, users will learn the basics of using sensors in the physical world and doing calculations in code – all while racing to the finish! This kit includes two lessons free and accessible on make.playpiper.com, look for the Beam Break and Car Race missions.
With Piper Make Beam Break, you will receive:
- Hot Wheels Car
- Hot Wheels Track (2)
- Hot Wheels Track Connector
- Sets of Infrared Sensors (2)
- Laser Cut, Laser Etched Wood Pieces
- Laser Cut Delrin Pieces
- Piper Make Sticker
For educators, our Piper Make online platform includes tools to facilitate teaching with Piper Make! Resources such as Educator Guides and a full suite of Google collaboration tools including Classroom Share Button, Google Single Sign On (SSO), and Save to Google Drive functions are free and available at make.playpiper.com.
Recommended for ages 8+.