Chip is simple to assemble and interactive when complete. Chip works standalone, with Arduino, and now with Raspberry Pi.
Same Chip you love – we just removed the retail packaging and the extra stuff to make it more cost effective for your group.
To save cost for the class we removed the retail packaging and the cost and waste that goes along with it. We also reduced the number of LEDs, we found that each participant did not need a choice of 6 LED sets. We reduced it to 3 pairs of LEDs per CHIP – 60 LEDs included and we are able to offer a selection of colors across the group and still have left over for making Paper Pals. Again reducing waste and cost for your class.
The “Paper Pal” was part of the retail packaging it is not shipped, you just print it out yourself. Print as much as they like and use them for other groups too.
Everyone Loves Chip!
- Chip is easy to build for all skill levels, especially beginners.
- Chip encourages exploration and play.
- Chip can be used to learn other skills, such as programming.
- Chip is fun.
- Chip is educational and builds S.T.E.A.M. Skills.
- Chip plugs in Arduino
- Chip works standalone in the Pixel Power battery base.
- Chip plugs into breadboards
All Chip kits now come with the Raspberry Pi Adapter:
Many soldering kits do not offer anything more than a battery and a LED. Once completed, those kits end up in a drawer, never to be used again. At the other end of the spectrum, there are electronic kits that are really interesting but have so many parts that they are intimidating for beginners. That is why we designed Chip to be simple to assemble and interactive when complete.
Chip Builds S.T.E.M / S.T.E.A.M Skills
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education. STEAM is about developing innovators and critical thinkers. It is about real world learning.
In the real world, content knowledge is interwoven and layered, not isolated. STEAM curriculum focuses on collaboration, cooperation, and communication through project-based cross subject learning. In the real world, for example, baking a cake requires one to use math, science, and art to accomplish the task.
Chip, is designed with these STEAM foundations in mind. Chip builds on skills sets and grows from an instructional electronics kit, to a soldering skill builder, to a tool to teach and learn programming with.
10 Pixel Power PCB,
10 x (2) Buttons,
Each Chip comes with it’s own Pixel Power kit. It is Chip’s stand and battery power. Like Chip, the Pixel Power is a cross-medium, multifunctional board and skill builder that you solder together.