Hacker toolkit teaches kids to build electronics while playing Minecraft
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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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