Hacker toolkit teaches kids to build electronics while playing Minecraft

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We've already seen projects such as Bitsbox and Primo designed to help kids learn coding — often without them realizing. Now, switching the emphasis from software to hardware development, Piper is a hacker toolbox that teaches young people about building real electronics while playing Minecraft. Piper is the brainchild of Mark Pavlyukovskyy and Shree Bose — who recently won the Google Science Fair. It is a self contained kit inside a wooden box, which can be explored by kids from as young as five. The box contains a USB mouse, a Raspberry Pi 2 mini-computer, a power bank that provides…

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