CrowPi is an educational tool based on Raspberry Pi to help people learn electronics, programming, and basic computer science. CrowPi was firstly released on Kickstarter in May 2018 and won a very successful campaign. The initial users spoke highly of CrowPi and left several good comments.
As we all know, computer science and programming are now regarded as an essential ability for 21st-century learners and are becoming a key component of many curriculums, even in primary schools. And when we combine computer science and programming with electronics, we can build many useful devices both for industry and our daily life, such as weather station, PIR automatic lighting, line tracking robot car, vehicle radar and so on.
The most important purpose of CrowPi is to work as an educational tool. We can use it as a small computer to learn basic computer science and practice programming with Raspberry Pi 4B/3B. We can also do many electronic experiments with CrowPi. What’s more interesting, we can play games and build our own games.
1. Get to know Raspberry Pi 3 Model B + Hardware
Raspberry Pi is the most popular pocket-sized computer. It has been used all over the world to complete tremendous projects. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the latest version. Before we get hands-on CrowPi, we should master the basic knowledge of Raspberry Pi hardware.
2. Get to know Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Hardware
If you want to upgrade your Crowpi to Raspberry Pi 4B, It is necessary to get an HDMI connector, which is specially designed for CrowPi with Raspberry Pi 4B.
Learn Basic Computer Science
As a small and affordable computer, Raspberry Pi is not as powerful as our Desktop computers or notebooks. However, it can deal with most of the regular.
Practice Scratch and Python
Scratch and Python are the very popular programming language for the beginner. All of our lessons are written based on these two languages.
Build Electronic Projects
You can start by using a few components, such as a sound sensor and buzzer to build a noisy alarming system. After you’re getting skilful, you can complete the
a complicated project, such as activate the LCD, LED segment displays, LED matrix, buzzer, vibration motor at the same time with an NFC card.
Play Minecraft with CrowPi
Minecraft Pi edition comes with a revised feature set and support for multiple programming languages. You can start by building structures in the traditional
Minecraft way, but once you’ve got to grips with the in-game features, there’s an opportunity to break open the code and use the programming language to
manipulate things in the game world. You’ll be learning new skills through Minecraft!
CrowPi is sold via two different kits, basic kit, and advanced kit. The only difference is that CrowPi advanced kit has more accessories, including Raspberry Pi 3
Model B+, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, earphone, gamepads, heat sink. If you’ve already had a Raspberry Pi 3 board, the basic kit is good for you. If you’ve
already had a Raspberry Pi 3 board, the basic kit is good for you. If you never use Raspberry Pi before, we’d recommend the advanced kit.
Basic kit Including:
Advanced Kit including: