What people are saying about piper
“The kids loved it. Absolutely loved it. They told their friends that they need to come to summer school. Really. We had more kids show up either the second or third or fourth day wanting to be part of our program because of Piper.”- Gwenn Southerland, KCUSD Teacher
“My son really loved being able to put it together. He loves building things and he really enjoyed using the little screwdriver and being able to watch it go from pieces to product. He also enjoyed being able to watch it come on and work at the end. This is a great product!!”- Alissa Higgins
“This is so much more than a computer... so much more than an awesome case... so much more than an awesome software game that teaches basic circuit design... it's an end-to-end well-designed and well-integrated product. At one point he quietly turned to me and emphatically said "I really really like this kit", and went right back to working on it.”- Nathan Arthur
HANDS ON LEARNING
Built To Last
The Piper Computer Kit 2 is the ultimate D.I.Y. computer-building experience, for ages 7-13. Build a REAL computer from start to finish while playing a Minecraft: Pi Edition to learn coding and make STEAM connections to the real-world.SHOP NOW
Hours of Hands-On Discovery
BUILD YOUR COMPUTER FROM A BLUEPRINT
As soon as kids open the box, they are immersed in making. Piper engages kids in a rich, tactile building experience with laser-cut wooden parts, a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, and a collection of electronic wires and equipment.
Make connections physically and mentally
Kids build hardware and connect gadgets to work their way through a captivating series of Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition story adventures.
LEARN TO CODE
Coding is made tangible (and more fun!) by programming buttons, LEDs, switches and new electronic creations.
HANDS ON LEARNING IS BACK
We believe this generation of youth will need a hands-on foundation in mechanics, electronics and software to prepare them to solve problems in an uncertain future. Our products are designed to give kids the skills to be creative problem solvers with technology.
Unlike many modern ‘STEM’ toys, Piper encourages kids to build things, take things apart and explore through trial and error. Through hands-on play and game-based learning, kids have early confidence-building experiences that spark their curiosity and inspire them to learn more.
Based on research at Stanford University, trusted by thousands of schools, and awarded Tech Toy of the Year 2018 finalist, the Piper Computer Kit encourages engineering, design, circuitry, programming, hardware building, motor skills, problem solving, and more.
Building is just the beginning
PIPER COMPUTER KIT 2
The Piper Computer Kit 2 teaches young makers and future '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+Shop Now