Learn by reading and doing
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. Enroll in our subscription to get monthly kits in the proper sequence.
0. GET STARTED! (3rd edition)
12. THE LIGHTHOUSE
(Edition on infrared and programming microcontrollers)
Meet Redd, the guardian of the lighthouse. She needs to replace the controls that power the lighthouse and is looking for your help in programming the ATTiny Microcontrollers. By using infrared LEDs and receivers, she will be able to upgrade the tower to communicate with other ships visiting the island.
Meet a surprise guest at the end of the volume and be ready to sail to a new island....
Release scheduled for August 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 NodeMCU 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 triggered. 36 pages, high-quality color magazine and all the components.
Released June 2nd 2017
10. THE LOST CRYSTALS
9. IT'S ABOUT TIME!
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).
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).
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.