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Pi Pals: CHIP with Pi Power


Chip is cute and playful. Whether he is on your desk in his Pixel Power board or in an Arduino, his big LED eyes draw you in. His large size makes him easy for makers of all ages and skills to build.

Each Kit comes with 4 Pairs of LEDs so you can Personal-Eyes Chip.

10-Pack Educator Bundles Available.

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Chip is simple to assemble and interactive when complete.  Chip works standalone, with Arduino, and now with Raspberry Pi.

This combo gives you Chip with his Personal Eyes Kit and the Pi Pal Pi Adapter to plug him into the Raspberry Pi.

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 into Arduino
  • Chip works standalone in the Pixel Power Base
  • Chip plugs into breadboards

Chip ready to solder

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 is Fun

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.

An Hour of Code

When you plug Chip into anor an Arduino (no adapters or shields needed) or the Raspberry Pi* with included Pixel Pi adapter, you can control Chip’s eyes with programming. Chip is an excellent way to get kids involved in Computer Science and take part in the Hour of Code initiative. On the Raspberry PI you can use Python or ScratchGPIO to interact with Chip.

Kit Contents

Each Chip Kit Includes: CHIP PCB, Pixel Power PCB, (2) Buttons, Slide Switch, Male Right Angle Header, Female Header, (2) 220Ohm Resistors, Battery Clip, (8) 10mm LEDS (2-Red, 2-Blue, 2-Yellow, 2-Green, 2-Blue), (1) 3-volt Coin-cell Battery
Each Pi Pal Adapter includes: Pi Pal Pi PCB + 2 Female Headers

Pixel Power

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.




Each kit comes with four sets of LEDS so that you can make your Chip your very own. Will you choose Buddy Blue, Radiant Red, Glowing Green, or Yummy Yellow?

Personal Eyes Chip - Choose Your Color



How to Solder Chip
How to Solder the Pixel Power Base
Make a Paper Pal from the Card in your package
Connecting Chip to Arduino

How to Solder the Pixel Pi Adapter
Getting Started With Raspberry PI

Chip on Raspberry Pi

*Raspberry Pi not included – sold separately.

Additional information

Weight.125 lbs
Dimensions4 × 3 × .75 in
Eye Color

Buddy Blue, Radiant Red, Glowing Green, Yummy Yellow


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