Become a great maker with PodPi.
Real Coding for Kids & Adults
PodPi is a unique immersive, literacy based and hands-on program to learn coding and electronics with a series of fun educational adventures.
Top 10 Makerspace Favorites for 2017
PodPi is a great addition to any library or Makerspace.
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 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.
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?
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 this when I was a kid"
... is the most common feedback we hear. Don't let your kids miss out on learning real technology ...
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
This program does not offer step by step instructions, but instead uses literacy and problem-solving concepts. While liked by many subscribers and students, we also recognize that it is more challenging that other STEM activities. We designed the Island of PodPi based on requests from hundreds of parents asking us to challenge their kids beyond what is currently available on the market.
Get started with our Module 0 and see if your child is interested in learning more.
Absolutely love this quote from April Wensel (@CompassionateCoding). There is a fine line between entertaining and educating. By making coding too easy we provide a false sense of what it take. By making it hard we discourage a lot of kids. PodPi seeks to challenge your kids using real coding with a format that is fun, engaging, yet will test their resilience.
As adults, you can learn along with them.