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.

 
 
Released December 2016, 44 color pages

Released December 2016, 44 color pages

0. GET STARTED! (3rd edition)

Follow Jake and Zoe as they discover a mysterious chest filled with treasure boxes.  They open the first one and discover the adventures of PodPi and Captain Arghuino.  The box contains an Arghuino board and everything needed to build the first set of circuits.  Follow along as they setup their computer and learn electronics and coding in JavaScript.


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Scheduled for release in May 2017

Scheduled for release in May 2017

11. TO THE CLOUD

(Special IoT edition)

Misty takes her gardening skills to the next level by having her plants tweet her when they are thirsty.  This kit comes with a WiFi enabled micro-controller that connects to the cloud to send sensor data and analyze it in real time.  Actions like tweets and emails can be triggers.  36 pages, high-quality color magazine and all the components.

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Scheduled to be release May 2017


Scheduled release: March 2017

Scheduled release: March 2017

10. THE LOST CRYSTALS

Follow Volta as he discovers some strange liquid crystal in a cave.  Learn how to activate and control Liquid Crystal Screens (LCD) and make a couple of game controllers with the components in the box.  Learn about new JavaScript functions and change to code to make your own set of games.  32 pages, high-quality color magazine and all the components.

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Released January 2017, 32 color pages

Released January 2017, 32 color pages

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9. IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Follow Servo through a time warp and meet Leonardo DaVinci.  Discover his amazing inventions and make your own using the 3 servos in the box.  Learn about about the JavaScript timing function (interval and timeout), 3D printers and more.  Make a clock using the 3 servo motors and the box itself.


Released November 2016, 32 color pages

Released November 2016, 32 color pages

8. SOLAR POWER

Help Captain Arghuino power his ship using the Sun.  Learn all about solar panels, how they work and how much power they can produce.  Connect the solar panel from the box to your Arduino and measure its voltage.  Build your own Solar Charger.  This edition is a partnership with Brown Dog Gadgets and includes their popular Solar Charger (a $40 value).


Released October 2016, 32 color pages

Released October 2016, 32 color pages

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7. RGB NIGHT LIGHT

Reggie has been having some nightmares and not sleeping well.  Join the Pods and make a nightlight for Reggie.  Program the lamp with various colors and patterns.  Learn all about transistors and make some fun experiments (a High-Five sensor and a water level).


Released September 2016, 32 color pages

Released September 2016, 32 color pages

6. PAPER CIRCUITS

Meet Scrib, the magical Pod Peep.  This special edition features the popular KickStarter company Electroninks.com with their CircuitScribe pen.  Learn how to make paper circuits with the mini pen included in the kit and all other components.  Follow the new Pods, Scrib and Buzz through their adventures.