One innovative toy included in Theresa’s Reviews 2017 Christmas Gift Guide For Children is the Piper Computer Kit. Today, I’ll be sharing an in-depth review, and I’ll be giving one away to a lucky reader! Directions to enter are at the bottom of this article.

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Theresa’s Reviews Piper Computer Kit Review And Giveaway

With the Piper Computer Kit, children put together their own computer using materials and a blueprint. When you assemble the computer, you can play games on it. Not only are the games fun, but they also help you build the controller so your character can turn and go forward in the game.

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Piper Computer Kit Review

When the Piper Computer Kit arrives, it has many different parts, a Top Secret letter, and a Blueprint. You use the blueprint to design the computer. This part can be tricky for children under age 10.

Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's Reviews With some parental guidance, my daughter enjoyed putting the computer together. She liked that the Top Secret letter came with a challenge and a reason for assembling the computer.

At times, putting the computer together using only the blueprint was difficult. We didn’t do any online research on how to assemble it, and we were able to have it assembled after two days of working on it.
Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's ReviewsWhen you get the game up and running, you should check for any updates. Recently, Piper released the PiperCODE update. It is a free update that you can download from the Piper Computer Kit home screen, and the new kits have the upgrade already integrated.

Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's ReviewsPiperCODE makes coding more attainable for children by teaching them to code a tangible object, the computer, with a game and play-based learning environment.

It offers text-based and visual programming languages and is powered by a customized version of Google’s open source programming language, Blockly.
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When the updates are complete, the computer begins a game. At this point, your computer has a working mouse and speaker system. It is a real, working computer that even requires internet access.Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's Reviews

The game begins to give you challenges. In order to complete the challenges, you have to be able to move your character. Your character will only move in the correct direction if you connect the wires to the computer the right way.Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's Reviews

One of my favorite things about the Piper Computer Kit is that the fun doesn’t end after you build the computer. My daughter is excited to own her own computer, and she enjoys taking it out to play. Unlike so many other toys that get stuffed in a toy box, this kit comes out again and again.

I like that the kit requires children to actively use technology. Instead of passively staring at a computer screen, children are actively involved in solving problems and designing a working computer.Piper Computer Review & Giveaway by Theresa's Reviews

To celebrate Hour of Code week, Piper is offering a savings directly from their website. The kit is available for only $209 (regularly $299), and you can get a free one year Piper protection plan (regularly $45).

Piper Computer Kit Giveaway

Since this is a product I really believe in, I wanted to help another child enjoy it too! Today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m giving away one free Piper Computer Kit. Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below.
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Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

8 Responses

  1. ellen beck

    Ilike how this would make kids think. It would give them focus. I also like hat there is a blueprint to read and follow.

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  2. ellen beck

    Commented on he Olaf animation post. I can not copy/paste the link for you. (it is disabled) 12/17

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  3. ellen beck

    Well distracted…on 12/25 I commented on your instagram. My ID is @tannawings and I put your name in and couldnt change i .

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