Build a computer and learn about electronics, all while playing a Minecraft mod.
3.5” x 6.5” x 11” once assembled
5mm thick pine wood
7" LCD display
800 x 480 screen resolution
Input: 5V/1A Output: DC5V/1A/2A
High capacity battery
Raspberry Pi Computer
1.2GHz, 1GB RAM
HDMI, USB, and AV jacks
SD Card with PiperUniverse™
8 installed game levels
Free downloadable content
Pip and Piperbot are on a mission to save planet Earth, and they need your help to repair and program their gadgets to accomplish the mission. The PiperUniverse software is the first product to combine Minecraft with hands-on, physical building and learning.
Build an array of buttons and switches using parallel circuitry to navigate your way across giant mushrooms.
Build a LED light on a breadboard to help Piperbot locate lost treasure and learn about outputs.
After installing a switch, Piperbot can now blow up blocks with TNT with just a button as you explore input devices.
Understand polarity to build a buzzer and use sound inputs to make it across a disappearing bridge.
What ages is Piper recommended for?
Piper is recommended for children ages 7-12.
Does Piper ship internationally?
Piper ships internationally free of charge.
Is everything included?
Yes, everything to run Piper is complete with your purchase, including the Raspberry Pi, the computer screen, and our PiperUniverse software!
How do I charge my battery?
The same cord you use to power on your Raspberry Pi can be used to charge your battery out of a USB port.
Where can I go if I have questions about my Piper?
How many hours can I play Piper for?
Assembling a Piper usually takes 1-2 hours. Completing all of the Piper hardware missions takes 8-10 hours. Exploring our creative mode can be enjoyed indefinitely!
Can my kids learn real programming and electronics concepts with Piper?
Yes! We have developed a Stanford endorsed curriculum which you can use to help your child fully understand the basics of electronics, programming, and computing. You can find it here.
What else can I do with my Piper?
Absolutely. Each Piper comes pre-installed with NOOBS which is the Raspberry Pi operating system. There is an internet browser, a word processor, scratch programming, and more!
Lots of people ask us if we named the company after the show “Silicon Valley.” No, we didn’t; we had the name before the show. :) The reason we call ourselves “Piper” is that we initially wanted to create a tool to demystify technology and we thought that teaching about the Internet would be a good place to start. To encapsulate this idea in our name, we thought of a plumbing analogy and how the Internet (and computers) are like a series of connected pipes. But we were surprised - kids told us they wanted to play more Minecraft and do less HTML and CSS. So we pivoted our direction to focus on a physical building combined with Minecraft. But the name remained. :)