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.
0. GET STARTED! (3rd edition)
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 feature the popular KickStarter company Electroninks.com with their CircuitScribe pen. Learn how to make paper circuit with the mini pen included in the box and other components. Follow the new Pods, Scrib and Buzz through their adventures.
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.
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)