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Top 5 Most Wished For Toy on Amazon

Posted by Chris Bouman on

Top 5 Most Wished For Toy on Amazon

The Piper Computer Kit is currently a top 5 Most Wished For Toy on Amazon Launchpad which is a big deal for Piper.   We are ecstatic about the support from our current and future fans!  We greatly appreciate it. If you don't have a Piper Computer Kit and want to add it to your Amazon Wish List, just click on "Friends & Family Gifting" from your Amazon account and create a wishlist for a Piper Computer Kit.  Invite friends and family to chip in and hopefully a Piper arrives for a birthday or holiday soon!   Thanks for the continued support.

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EdTech Innovation and the Role of Students

Posted by Mark Pavlyukovskyy on

EdTech Innovation and the Role of Students

The following is a guest blog post from school Principal Ken Willers (@21stCenPrinKW) whose School of the Madeleine was one of the first schools to implement Piper in their STEM curriculum. Ed Tech Innovation must engage and inspire student-directed learning and result in some ‘meaningful’ or value-oriented outcome.  When a student’s experience of an Ed Tech product results in creating something purposeful the following happens:  skills are acquired concepts are deepened  failed attempts are not interiorized as negative but serve as motivation to achieve one's desired outcome  In other words, doing something over until it is ‘right’ sharpens skills, reinforces...

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3D Printing with Piper

Posted by Mihran Vardanyan on

3D Printing with Piper

The following guide will show you have to create an .obj file of your creations and transfer it to a USB flash drive for printing on your 3D printer.  Don’t own a 3D printer?  No problem, you can use services like Shapeways or MakeXYZ to print and deliver your creations to your address.    On the Galaxy Map, create a new planet or open an existing planet in creative mode. Click the middle mouse button to pull up the HUD menu, then click the yellow star button to open the power ups menu. In order to access the power ups menu, you'll need to have completed story mode.  Select the...

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FastCompany Features Piper for Revolutionizing the Way Kids Approach Technology

Posted by Kevin Elgan on

FastCompany Features Piper for Revolutionizing the Way Kids Approach Technology

Piper was recently featured by Backslash and FastCompany as one of the standout companies at #CES2017 that are impacting students and the way that they approach technology. 

Check out the full-length video feature:
https://www.fastcocreate.com/3067538/insider-insight/heres-what-apples-ad-agency-learned-at-ces-about-kids-and-the-future-of-tech

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Piper for the Holidays!

Posted by Chris Bouman on

Piper for the Holidays!

  ‘Tis the season for gathering family and friends and being thankful. Here at Piper we are thankful for many things, most importantly all the support we have received from our customers and partners that have helped us along the way! Piper is now 11 people strong, and from us to you, Happy Holidays! It’s amazing to see how far we have come. Last year Piper had not shipped a single unit and had many Kickstarter backers anxiously awaiting their Piper kit to arrive. A year later, Piper is a community of kids, parents, educators and now even retailers who...

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