We have just launched our next Kickstarter campaign and we invite you to take a look! Spy v. sPi is a new game that teaches kids to code using the Raspberry Pi and a capture-the-flag like adventure. Our latest project combines hardware, software and a fun narrative to help young learners start coding while accomplishing spy “missions”. The game comes with plug and play hardware and a set of projects that make it easy for young learners to connect to a robot, start writing code, and get rewarding results right away.
What is it?
The project comes packaged with a robot kit and a set of “missions” in a booklet. The missions serve as a narrative that guides aspiring “spies” through new programming concepts. In Spy vs. sPi each “Spy” is assigned a mission where they assemble a device and then write code to complete the mission. Sensors are used to detect things like sound, light, motion, or distance. The programming is taught using Scratch, a drop-and-drag programming language developed at MIT. Printed missions are accompanied by online videos, example programs, and additional hints and materials.
The aim of this project is to engage kids in learning and mastering technology and engineering. At Dexter Industries, we believe coding and programming are 21st century skills that every child should learn. We want to make these skills interesting and engaging for learners of all kinds. The engineering and coding lessons behind each of these missions have real life applications and prepare kids with the basics of engineering design and software.
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