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PHYSICAL COMPUTING – STEM

Our vision is to offer engaging approaches for enhancing programming and STEM related skills through activities which do not increase screen time. Our approach uses hands-on educational play to provide a healthy environment for adults and children to learn how to program and develop STEM skills.

We have designed a series of DIY wooden computers and consoles based on the Raspberry PI single board computer. These can bought already assembled or they can be bought in parts which can be assembled at home using a blueprint. Visit our webshop for more information and the models on sale.

We constantly work on developing new content and games based on the Minecraft Pi and Scratch environments for learners of all ages. 

Our work is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under the following projects:

retro

Fostering STEM through Retro-gaming consoles - RETROSTEM: A DIY computer to be assembled by teachers and kids in the classroom and used for supporting the curriculum and practical applications. If features a curriculum with modules, including unit plans, for using Minecraft Pi with the computer in the classroom complemented by DIY Electronics Kits to further enhance the hands-on play and learning components of RETROSTEM

advance

Advancing programming, STEM and IoT understanding in the classroom through DIY computer kits - STEMKIT4SCHOOLS: A retro design DIY wooden single board computer used with educational games and electronics gadgets for enhancing STEM related skills. Aimed at school children, it helps them engage with programming understand STEM subjects through hands on play activities focused around the control of the Raspberry Pi GPIO from the Minecraft Pi and Scratch environments.

play2learn

PLAY2LEARN: Blue prints for an easy to build computer (based on Raspberry Pi) which teachers, parents and children can assemble themselves. The DIY computer is complemented by a bundle of resources for educators and teachers but also parents to use it for teaching children how to program but also enhance their understanding of STEM related subjects.  The computer works with DIY electronics, Minecraft Pi and scratch programs and games.