Asia from @CodingHeroes

Asia from @CodingHeroes

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.

The Island of PodPi is a comic book series with Arduino-based kits that will inspire your child or students to learn more about electronics and JavaScript coding - key skills used in the Maker Community. They will start with building their first basic circuits and end with WiFi enabled devices powering the Internet of Things (IoT).  The engaging lessons use our own popular comic book format for hours of learning.

 
 

Top 10 Makerspace Favorites for 2017

We are very excited and proud to be selected as one of the Top 10 Makerspace Favorites for 2017 by best selling author Laura Fleming @LFlemingEDU

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 Platform

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.

JavaScript Coding

JavaScript (JS) is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and sought after programming languages. The majority of websites now include JS code.  JS also powers server-side applications as well as games, robots, Alexa (tm) and interacting directly with the IoT world.

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?

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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 ...

After only three issues, I noticed how much my daughter had already learned. I was impressed!
— Rene D. - Folsom, CA
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My son loves it so much, he keeps working in front of the computer if I don’t stop him.
— Christina Z. - Needham, MA
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I received the kits and was even more pleasantly surprised by the content than I expected.
— Rob, Highton AUS
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Critical Thinking

No "Drag & Drop" with PodPi. Your child will write real JavaScript code and use real electronic components. They will learn through trial and error and achieve true self-esteem when they succeed. 

Self-Paced

Learn by reading a comic book at your own pace.  Discover new components with each module, what they are made of, how to use them and how to control them using JavaScript code.

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

Cominc soon - a Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by your kids.

Cominc soon - a Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by your kids.

Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum.  Classroom packs are available.

Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum.  Classroom packs are available.

Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons. Great for libraries and makerspaces.

Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons. Great for libraries and makerspaces.


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.

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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.