The Sensor Explorer is an "add-on" to the Piper Computer Kit, Piper Mini or the Piper Make Starter Kit.
For Piper Computer Kit or Piper Mini users, your StoryMode software has three new worlds within the Raspberry Pi edition of Minecraft that introduce the Sensor Explorer through game-based play, three new PiperCode projects and the Component Library.
The Sensor Explorer is a widget of the Piper Make Physics Expedition Kit (Sensors), and an incredible way to measure the world around you! Sensor Explorer is an add-on and REQUIRES a Piper Make Starter Expedition Kit with the Raspberry Pi Pico to get started (sold separately).
As you meet new characters with Piperbot and Pip in our storyline (including some new Zomar friends and an enigmatic Color Wheel), you’ll learn how you can use sensors to measure color, distance, and temperature in the world around you – the foundation of so many smart devices today!
This kit includes four lessons free and accessible on make.playpiper.com, look for Color Coded, Ther-mood-stat, Security Zone and Ultrasonic Drum missions.
With the Piper Make Sensor Explorer, you will receive:
- Temperature Sensor
- Color Sensor
- Ultrasonic Range Finder
- Four-Pin Diode Jumper Cable
- Sensor Card
- 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+.