Pip is the insane lovechild of a Nintendo Switch and a Raspberry Pi (and I want one)


Pip, from Glasgow’s Curious Chip, is a novel take on teaching kids to code. For starters, much like the Nintendo Switch, it works when you’re out and about, and when you’re sat at a desk. Interestingly, it tries to hide as much of Raspberry Pi’s internals from the user as possible. The device’s UI is similar to a smartphone, and it boasts a browser-based development environment that can be accessed by any computer on the network. The advantages of this are twofold: firstly, it takes much of the complexity of learning to program away from the user. Deploying some code…

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