Comic Books and Components
The Island of PodPi is a series of adventures where each module introduces your kid to a new concept and new electronics components. You can purchase each module separately or each lesson books only. However, some of the lessons build on each other over time.
5. MEASURE UP!
What are resistors? How are they made? Why do we need them? Follow Ohmie and help him make resistors, measure them and learn all about electricity with Volta. The box includes a series of resistors and a mini voltmeter. Discover and experiment with the Pods.
Updated version coming at the end of September 2017, including an Arduino Pro Micro and OLED screen.
4. THE BIG REVEAL
Who said binary isn't fun? Meet Binny, the binary Pod and follow him on this adventures in learning binary. Binny and his dry sense of humor will teach you to count in binary and explain how Integrated Circuits work. The box comes with a custom binary card game and a binary counter circuit.
3. THE BOOK OF JUGGLING
Meet matrix, the LED juggler. Matrix will teach you how to control up to 64 LEDs in her amazing 8x8 matrix device. Learn the basics of the I2C protocol, make your own patterns and animated them. You will make an electronic flip book with your own animations.
2. IT'S PARTY TIME AT THE BEACH
The Pod Peeps want to celebrate your arrival on the island and are putting on a firework show, but need your help. Follow them and take the four challenges using the skills your learned in the last two books. Control up to three RGB LEDs using buttons, potentiometers and light sensors.
1. WELCOME TO THE ISLAND
You are almost there! Meet Ohmie and learn about potentiometers. Meet Lumina and work with light sensors. Meet Celsius and measure temperature. Finally, meet Servo and his motor. This volume will take you the the Island of PodPi where you will begin your adventures.
0. GET STARTED (2nd Edition)