The FUZE powered by Raspberry Pi

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About this product


  • Ideal computer programming platform with BASIC, Python and Scratch
  • Keeps the Raspberry Pi board safe and secure - ideal for classrooms
  • Solid and well built 80's style retro aluminium case

Product overview

• Ideal computer programming platform with BASIC, Python and Scratch
• Keeps the Raspberry Pi board safe and secure - ideal for classrooms
• Solid and well built 80's style retro aluminium case
• Protected electronics to prevent damage to your Raspberry Pi inputs and outputs
• The Project Cards, intended to help teaching programming and experimenting with simple electronics
• Includes components kit to create your own electronic projects
• FUZE BASIC uses the WiringPi resource which provides a GPIO Interface library for the Raspberry Pi
• Raspberry Pi Model B board included
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The FUZE powered by Raspberry Pi®

Provides an ideal, safe and secure Raspberry Pi workstation, retaining all connectivity via the easily accessible back panel. Supplied with the 512 MB Raspberry Pi®, a UK Keyboard, mouse, mat, pass-thru interface, solder-less breadboard and component kit. For added safety the FUZE protects the encased Pi from electrical damage via the, extended, but protected GPIO.

Perfect way to learn computer programming

Supplied with BASIC, Python and Scratch and a selection of Project Cards (PDF) it has everything to get started in one box.

The Project cards are applicable to all areas of the ICT curriculum but are also ideal for home learning and even teachers! The cards promote child initiated learning and contain easily measurable success criteria making them totally compatible with the classroom. Examples are available here – more will be made available as we produce them.

The FUZE powered by Raspberry Pi is an ideal platform to teach and learn computer programming and electronics at all levels. Perfect for the absolute beginner and great fun for the experts. It is suitable for all ages from around six upwards. It does contain many small electronic parts and as such is not suitable for young children, pets or robots (in case they clone themselves and take over the world).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome kit for Raspberry Pi The FUZE is a great package to get the most from your Raspberry Pi. I wanted to get a Pi for the kids but was put off by reports about problems getting started and kids losing interest. The FUZE came ready to use out of the box so I didnt have the hassle of setting it all up, and the kids loved the electronics kit. The FUZE also comes loaded with BASIC which was a lifesaver. I dont know Python and my kids are beginners, so the simplicity of BASIC was a real winner when it came to getting the kids interested and experimenting on their own. The project cards were very informative and simple to follow, so the kids could progress on their own once they got started.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fuze New to raspbery pi and seen this kit that caught me eye and is really good for learning system & control and good if learning engineering like me. Easy to follow instructions & really pleased that bought it. For a score out of 10 id give it 10. Tried to get owi robot arm working but couldn't so phoned the place were make the item and said having a few snags which is comon when new things come out. But the things with the electronic cards and that come with the robot work really well. Best computer bought for a long time.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but make sure you choose the right version Some of the reviews are not version specific, so do make sure that you know exactly what you will be getting for your money before you order. For example, some versions are for the Pi B model, whereas this is largely being replaced by the B+ The two are mechanically very different, so difficult to fit into the bare case versions. Overall, beautifully constructed product, a great learning tool and a touch of nostalgia for those of us in our 50s! Python for the lazy coders, BACIC for the more pragmatic amongst us and Scratch for the kids. As someone said, this is not a PC, it is an adventure playground for learning to code, the basics of LINUX and a very competent microcontroller with loads of I/O. Think BBC Electron rather than PC (for us oldies). But it is a great little gateway to numerous subsystems, and an hour should get you up and running and a weekend should see even a complete novice becoming competent.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little computer to start programming on. The FUZE is a slightly expensive but very well built package. Styled like a 1980s 8 bit it looks amazing! The metal construction is very solid and hides your Raspberry Pi secure and out of site. The unit is slightly bigger than an Acorn Electron at (W 330 mm, D 230 mm, H 80 mm) and should fit on the smallest desks. The FUZE is not a replacement for a traditional desktop or laptop PC. It isn't very powerful as PCs go and will struggle with some every day tasks like browsing media rich websites. The FUZE is an amazing platform to learn programming and electronics with! It is bundled with Python, Scratch and Fuse Basic and all three languages can access the GPIO. The IO board and breadboard attached to the Pi make prototyping simple circuits as easy as.. Umm.. Pie. The bundled basic is a custom version of RTB (Return to Basic) that is available as a free download for the Pi, but it is pre-configured to boot with a very retro feel. Overall the Fuze is a great way to introduce the family to programming and electronics with a look that'll make you feel like a 10 year old again! Assuming you are in your early 40s!
Date published: 2014-07-08
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Solder-less Breadboard
FUZE Mouse & mat
Mains to USB Power supply
Electronic Projects Component Kit
Quickstart & FUZE BASIC Programmer’s Reference Manual
Project Card example (PDF)