JavaScript and Arduino Adventures

PodPi is an immersive, literacy based and hands-on program to learn coding and electronics with a series of fun educational adventures.

The Island of PodPi is a series of Arduino-based kits coupled with fun comic books that will inspire your child or students to learn about electronics and JavaScript coding - key skills used in the Maker Community. They will start with building their first basic circuits and end with WiFi enabled devices powering the Internet of Things (IoT).  The engaging lessons use our own popular comic book format for hours of learning.

We have published more than 650 pages.


Top 10 Makerspace Favorites

We are very excited and proud to be selected as one of the Top 10 Makerspace Favorites for 2017 by best selling author Laura Fleming @LFlemingEDU

PodPi is a great addition to your library or Makerspace with hours or learning.


A great list of resources to ignite creativity among students and educators.  Thank you Laura!  Our kits are also available at MackinMaker.com


Because there are no "step by step instructions" to innovation and creativity

Arduino Platform

Arduino is the most popular Open Source electronic platform dedicated to teaching and learning electronics and programming.  It's popularity and ease of use make it the most versatile device to get started with robotics and sensors. Your kids will love building while reading comic books.

JavaScript Coding

JavaScript (JS) is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and sought after programming languages. The majority of websites now include JS code.  JS also powers server-side applications as well as games, robots, Alexa (tm) and interacting directly with the IoT world.

Home or Classroom

Follow the adventures in learning at home with a friend, in teams in your classroom or at your local Makerspace. Working in pairs promotes collaboration and problem-solving.  Your kids and students will start sharing their projects with you as they progress and go beyond our lessons.

Comic Book Adventures and Lessons?

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Follow the adventures of 16 Pods (our unique characters) as they wander throughout the Island of PodPi.  Each Pod is gifted with a different skill and unique personality pertaining to an electronic component or technical concept. Learning becomes seamless for our students while reading the adventures, lessons and taking on the challenges presented.

Here is an example of Module 12 on how to control a Servo motor using a DIY infrared remote control.  The students will learn how to build the receiver circuit, the remote control, and program all components.

Typical age range is 9 to 14 year old.  Our design appeal to all genders.

Start with your first month and discover if your child or student is ready to learn the skills of the future. Continue or cancel at anytime.


"I wish I had these kits when I was a kid"

... is the most common feedback we hear.  Don't let your kids miss out on learning real technology ...

After only three issues, I noticed how much my daughter had already learned. I was impressed!
— Rene D. - Folsom, CA
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My son loves it so much, he keeps working in front of the computer if I don’t stop him.
— Christina Z. - Needham, MA
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I received the kits and was even more pleasantly surprised by the content than I expected.
— Rob, Highton AUS
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Critical Thinking

No "Drag & Drop" with PodPi. Your child will write real JavaScript code and use real electronic components. They will learn through trial and error and achieve true self-esteem when they succeed. 

Self-Paced

Learn by reading a comic book at your own pace.  Discover new components with each module, what they are made of, how to use them and how to control them using JavaScript code.

Not Step by Step

Your child is capable of much more than the too common "Fun & Easy" programs on the market today.  Let them experience true challenges and let them show you what they can accomplish!


Not your average subscription box

3 to 6 hours of content instead of a single project

Direct support via email, text, Slack or phone

Custom delivery schedule (monthly or custom)

Contextual Learning - not a step by step tutorial

 Cominc soon - a Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by your kids.

Cominc soon - a Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by your kids.

 Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum. Classroom packs are available.

Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum. Classroom packs are available.

 Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons. Great for libraries and makerspaces.

Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons. Great for libraries and makerspaces.


The Island of PodPi makes the News

"I personally really feel like the creators have put incredible effort into making it both visually appealing and educational."

@calebkraft Sr. Editor Make Magazine

 

Recently featured in NetworkWorld and Comstock Magazine

"I’m really impressed with PodPi’s concept and products so if you’re a parent looking to enrich your kids’ education or a educator looking for a foundation for your STEM program, look no further. I wish my science education had been this exciting."

Mark Gibbs - Author and Journalist @quistuipater

Check our other programs

We are preparing your children for the jobs of tomorrow.  Check out all our STEAM programs below

NotBit

Magic and Logic Card Game

NotBit is a two-player fantasy card game designed to teach binary concepts and computer logic. Children will learn the basics of boolean logic and work their way up to more complex games using strategy with a single 100-card deck.  Play as a family or in the classroom and have fun with your kids.

LeddyWear

Make it - Code it - Wear it.  

With LeddyWear, learn to make your own custom stylish wearables.  From drafting your own designs, crafting your pieces using silver and copper, to coding your own patterns, and, selling them online.  We spark creativity, hands-on activity and entrepreneurial skills. Make jewelry to match your unique personality.

Daybreak Protocol

Sci-Fi Comic Series

The Daybreak Protocol is a digital comic adventure that aims to demystify the technological aspects of everyday devices and cloud computing through an immersive, fantastical story with relatable characters.  Learn how to code Amazon Web Services such as Alexa, Lambda and more.

 So much fun to have Wendy this morning.  The kids enjoyed the classes and having her there. Thank you  Good Day Sacramento !!

So much fun to have Wendy this morning.  The kids enjoyed the classes and having her there. Thank you Good Day Sacramento!!

Sunday Classes with Good Day Sacramento

What a fun Sunday morning with Good Day Sacramento.  Learning coding, electronics and making wearables.  Find out more about LeddyWear the newest jewelry making kits.

Wendy is finding out about a cool new program that helps students learn to code with the help of comic books.
Wendy is finding out about a cool new program that teaches kids coding while they make their own wearable tech.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin