Asia from @CodingHeroes

Asia from @CodingHeroes

Technology & Literacy

On the Island of PodPi, your kids will learn to code and build electronic circuits with a unique series of fun adventures.

PodPi is a comic book series that will inspire your kids to learn more about electronics and JavaScript coding. They will start with building their first simple circuits and end with WiFi enabled devices powering the Internet of Things (IoT).  The engaging and immersive lessons use our popular comic book format.

 
 

"I wish I had this when I was a kid"

... is the most common phrase 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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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 can also power server applications as well as games, robots and interacting directly with IoT technologies.

Arduino

Arduino is currently the most popular Open Source electronic platforms dedicated to learning electronics and programming.  It's popularity and ease of use make it the most versatile device to get started with robotics and sensors.

Home or Classroom

Follow the adventures in learning at home with a friend or in teams in your classroom.  Share your experiences with others as your learn more and go beyond the lessons presented in the books.  3-6 hours of content each month.

Comic Book Adventures and Lessons?

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Follow the adventures of 16 Pods (unique characters) as they wander throughout the Island the PodPi.  Each Pod is gifted with a different skill and unique personality pertaining to an electronic component or concept. Learning becomes seamless for our students while reading the adventures, lessons and then challenges.

Here is an example of Module 12 on how to control a Servo motor using an infrared remote control.  The students will learn how to build the receiver circuit, the remote control and program all elements.

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.

 

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.

Not Step by Step

Your child is capable of much more than the popular "Fun & Easy" programs on the market.  Let them experience true challenges and let them show you what they can accomplish!


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 complicated that other STEM activities.

Get started with our Module 0 and see if your child is interested in learning more.

Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by kids.

Wifi enabled device to read interactive stories made by kids.

Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum.

Collaboration is a key component of the PodPi curriculum.

Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons.

Learn by immersion with our fun comics and circuit building lessons.