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The Piper Computer Kit Review

The piper computer kit review – Build your Own Computer

Technology and computers will be at the center of our children’s future. Hence parents should make it their mission among others to raise tech-savvy kids. Our kids are called digital natives because of how comfortable they are with technology but their comfort is primarily from the user’s end. Beyond raising comfortable tech users we need to be Intentional about raising and inspiring inventors. The Piper Computer Kit Review: Build Your Computer Article hopes to ignite the spark within parents who will come to read this review to be Intentional about raising inventors, not just tech users.

What is Piper Computer Kit?

Piper Computer Kit is a D.I.Y. computer-building kit. It is a build-it-yourself STEM toy. It is an experience like no other an opportunity for a child as little as 8 years to build their computer from start to finish.

It is an unparalleled introduction to computer science, mechanical engineering, electronics, and coding. An opportunity to explore STEAM through using the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft, and Piper Code using Google’s Blockly. The coding lessons are made of 11 progressively challenging projects based on Google Blockly. It inspires confidence to code computer games through Interactive projects.

 It comes with a durable wooden carrying case and fun and educational coding challenges.

 It Includes:  

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. 1GB RAM. 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 64 bit CPU
  • 9” LCD with an HDMI cable
  • 7800mAh rechargeable battery
  • Integrated speaker with amplifier and external volume control
  • 16GB MicroSD card including 20+ Piper 3D StoryMode levels, PiperCode projects, and more
  • Software updating capabilities (requires WIFI connection)
  • USB Mouse
  • Micro USB charging cable and wall charger
  • 20+ electronic components including breadboards, buttons, switches, LED lights, buzzers, and 25 jumper wires
  • 8 square foot laminated blueprint with visuals for assembly
  • 25+ laser-etched wooden and acrylic pieces
  • 50+ hardware pieces
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

Who is it for ?

  • Kids aged 8 + ( adults not excluded in the fun) 
  • Avid Minecraft lovers 
  • Those fond of Creating, Building & Coding
  • Those who aspire careers in a STEM Field 
  • Those Inquisitive about what goes into building a computer 

 Piper Computer Kit Enhances:

  • Independent Learning
  • 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Healthy Screen time
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Confidence in working with electronics

 

 How to use it?

 Unbox and start Building 

  • Follow the provided step-by-step instructions

Play & Engage

  • There is a series of engaging challenges using Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition

Code

  • It comes with 11 progressively challenging coding projects.

Check the videos below to have a clearer idea of how to Unbox and build your computer.

Pros

  • Clear Instructions 
  • User Friendly 
  • The durability of the wooden case 
  • It can be dismantled and be reused by other siblings 

Cons 

  • It is pricey  

 

Final Thoughts 

We need to prepare kids for the STEM Field, whatever it takes. STEM exposure in the early years can be a determining factor of the child’s interest and confidence in the the STEM field.

Even if the child is not interested in the STEM field Scientific, Technological, and Mathematical Knowledge is important even for ordinary citizens during this age and beyond.

As an advocate of Learning Through Play, I believe that the best way kids learn is when they are interested, fully engaged, and having fun. And this is exactly what the Piper Computer Kit provides, STEM lessons in a fun and an engaging way 

 

Would love to hear your thoughts what STEM Toys or resources are your kids exposed to? Engage me in the comment section below.

Piper Computer Kit

249
0.9

Support

0.9/10

User Friendly

0.9/10

Quality

1.0/10

Educational

1.0/10

Engaging

1.0/10

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • The Durability of the wooden case
  • Can be reused

Cons

  • Price

19 thoughts on “The piper computer kit review – Build your Own Computer”

  1. Hi, I agree totally with you that playing is one of the best way for our kids to learn new things and expand their knowledges. My daughter is about three and she is still young for the Piper computer kit, but I recommend to all parent that have a kid at least 8 years old. It is a great idea for the Christmas gift or season holiday. Our kids are so lucky, we didn’t have the opportunities that they have today about technology and not only. 

    thank you for this informative and helpful article. I suggest it to my friends.

    Best

    Alketa

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    • He Alketa

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy

      I agree with you Piper Computer Kit is the best in learning, especially if you want learning to be fun.

      Thank you for spreading the word 

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  2. Very cool!  

    The Piper Computer Kits looks very fun and entertaining.  A lot easier than the model airplanes that I made using super glue.  

    Plus, with building a computer you can use it.  My model airplane just sat on the shelf.  (But it was cool).  

    All four of my children play Minecraft.  I won’t fib, I play it too.  Having Minecraft built into the Piper Computer is a great idea.  As you mentioned, the Piper Computer is a bit pricey, but I do see the value in the cost.

    I like the product and the Piper Command Center.  Being able to assemble a real working game controller is icing on the cake.

    I am thinking about picking one up for the holiday season.

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    • Hi Rob 

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy.

      If your kiddos are into Minecraft they will sure enjoy it. It will be a great feeling to play with the computer they have build.

      Reply
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  4. Wow, I am so glad I came across your article. Were was this kind of stuff when I was growing up? I am so excited to get the The Piper Computer Kit not just for kids, but for me too (lol). With the recent Covid19 pandemic, me and my family are still practicing social distancing. So this will be a wonderful project for us to work on.

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    • hello CeCe

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy 

      I am sure that the pier computer kit is not only for kids but for adults too. So go ahead and have an exciting time with your family, even under the pandemic.

      Reply
  5. I’ve heard about these kinds of kits! It’s about as pc geek as you can get, lol. I saw one that was like super modular, as well. I don’t remember the name. This one’s kinda cool. Piper, eh…sounds kinda cool. I’ll have to YouTube some more about it when I have time. Thanks for sharing the content. cAn IT rUN cRYSIS?

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  6. I have to agree that the Piper Computer Kit is an incredible invention in this this century. It is not only phenomenal but it comes with clear cut instructions which is very vital for my nine year old who is always fond of giving up at the appearance of slight difficulty. Although a bit pricey, its a must add to my Christmas shopping list.

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    • Hey Miracle 

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy 

      The piper computer kit is truly Incredible . Hope your nine year old, enjoys it .

      Reply
  7. Hi there, I love the idea of teaching children to build their own computers. I have always said that our children will more technology by the age of 10 than we know now. This a great review of a product that I have never heard of until now. My grandson is a little young for this project at this time. However, I will be looking into this as he gets older

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    • Hey Chuck

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy 

      Introducing our kids to technology is now very important for their development & piper computer is just one of the best ways to do that .

      Reply
  8. This Piper Computer Kit is brilliant! I agree with you that the world is evolving into the digital era, the new generation shouldn’t be left behind! In my case, I’m looking to get this for my sister, as I find this as an alternative than watching youtube and help her lessen her screen time. After watching your youtube video on how to assemble, it seems quite challenging yet so much fun (I’m actually thinking to get one for myself too, who says adults can’t have some fun? haha!). This can also teach her some knowledge on coding as it is such a high demand now.  

    Thank you so much for providing such an in-depth review on the computer kit. I really do enjoy reading this and will be keeping a close eye on this one as it can replace my sister’s screen time as well as teach her this new skill that is in high demand in the present and even higher in the future. 

    I do have some questions, 
    1. As I’m new to this, may I know what is a STEM Field?
    2. I saw some parts needs a screwdriver, Is it provided in the kit?

    Thank you for your time on my questions and I looking forward to your answers!

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    • Hey Joe

      Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy 

      I am certain your sister will enjoy every minute of the Piper Computer Kit best way to reduce screen time of course.

      Yes the kit comes with a screwdriver & STEM stand for Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics

       

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  9. I am excited and I’m the grown-up (LOL). When I first came across this Piper Computer Kit, I thought it was a simple thing to build. But going through your review I see that it actually has a blue print and there is certain complexity involved in the building. It will be a fun family experience.

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    • Hey Abel . Thank you for stopping by The Incredible Boy and engaging me on The piper computer kit review,In all honesty I think its okay if adults purchase it for themselves.

      Reply
  10. This is a very specific topic with a wealth of information. I am impressed. I’d add a few more do it yourself kits as well if you have the time. People like to explore. One thing: Your review star system would indicate you don’t like wht you have just spent paragraphs liking. Your showing basically one out of ten for all the categories– I think you mean to give it a higher rating than that. 10 is best. Continued good fortune!

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