Students enrolled in PAL/Title I Summer Program are building Piper Computers at the Douglass Center.
Piper is a fully functioning computer with Wi-Fi, USB ports, memory, internet browser, an operating system and many preloaded apps like Scratch, Python and Code Club on the computer’s desktop.
Students and teachers using Piper learn about building and programming electronics while playing the custom Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft.
Coordinator for Title I Kecia Robinson says, "The big idea is to instill creative confidence with electronics. Students are learning engineering by hooking them with a fun low barrier experience and smoothly building and transitioning into a high ceiling creative experience."