Franzis Raspberry Pi for Kids Kit

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Product overview

• Create up to seven different projects using a host of components and connectors for use with the Raspberry PI (not included)
• Build open circuits with resistors, illuminate LEDs, connect with jumper leads and even modelling clay
• Step into the realm of electronics and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
• Open your mind and create circuits using 38 individual parts and an easy to read 128 page step by step instruction booklet
• Control lightbulbs, create simple LED displays and even become one with the circuit you are creating
• Evolve your knowledge of circuitry and programming, for ages 14 and up

What can I do with this kit?
With a 128 page booklet full of colourful and easy to follow instructions, you can learn and create with your Raspberry Pi. Compatible with the separately-sold Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2, this kit guides you through setting up, programming and using your Raspberry Pi. Experiment with clay as an input, becoming the controller in anything from lighting a bulb to creating a gamepad. This kit comes with an instruction booklet, CD and components to help you explore the possibilities.

What can I learn from this kit?
Get creative with your Raspberry Pi and learn how to program. Explore building circuits with components like LEDs and resistors. There’s no need to solder the components, as they slot into the two supplied breadboards. You can even become part of the circuit – as circuits work by needing a complete loop for electricity to travel through, and the model clay supplied has enough conductivity for you to close the circuit by touching them.

Where can I go with this?
With two breadboards and plenty of ideas, you can use the basics taught in this kit to create your own projects or add to existing ones. You could even add a case or enclose and keep your favourite setup to show everyone.

What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi (not included) is a computer the size of a credit-card which is great to use for creating hardware and software projects. They are able to connect to real world objects such as the LEDs and LCD screen included in this kit.

The Raspberry Pi connects to a TV or monitor via the HDMI and composite video output on the board. It connects to the components included in this kit using its GPIO (general purpose input output) pins. It also connects to USB devices such as keyboards and mice and USB hubs for more USB connectivity. If you would like to connect the Raspberry Pi to the internet or network, many models have a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, providing this capability.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Bought in store and packaging suggests pi is included (although the small print explains The reality) Imagine the disappointment of a birthday boy when confronted with only 2breadboards, leds and a few bits of wire backed by the promise that "with the included components you can get up and running in no time" - very far from the truth. £45 is a lot to pay for what amounts to about £18 if bought separately. Maplin have provided a satisfactory resolution
Date published: 2017-06-17
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Is this suitable for a 10 - nearly 11 year old??

Asked by: Anonymous
As shown Fun for ages 14+
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-22

is the instruction manual in colour as the maker kit is black and white

Asked by: rocky
The instruction manual is in colour.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-11

Will this work with the Pi 3? 

Asked by: vmackem
Yes this would work fine with the pi 3.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-04-13
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