Piper @ Innsbrook Classes – bitcubs

Piper @ Innsbrook Classes

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You have the following 2 cost options.

  • $199 ($159 for classes + $40 Piper rental fee). Piper will be disassembled and returned to bitcubs on the last day of class.
  • $159 if supplying your own Piper unit (Choose "Waive Rental Fee Option"). Piper must be purchased from buildpiper.com before the first class. The cost of Piper will be $269 when you use the 10% discount code that will be provided to you.

Info: 8 one hour classes 

Day/Time: Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM 

Monday Class Dates: Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18

Location:  Fairy Tale Parties 10861 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Recommended Ages (8-14, no prior experience needed)

Location:  Fairy Tale Parties 

Notes:   If you are signing up multiple children for this class, please add this to your cart multiple times (The quantity is not editable in your shopping cart). Please note that the Piper unit (computer) is not included in the cost of this lesson.  Participants will have an option to purchase a new Piper unit at a discounted rate.   Pipercraft is not an official version of Minecraft.

Please note that students will not bring home their Piper unit unless they have purchased their own Piper.  Please read purchasing options at the bottom of the page.

Piper is a kit that allows children to exercise their critical thinking skills to build their own computer. The kit comes with no instructions so the ability to read is not a pre-requisite!  After building the Piper units, children will learn about Minecraft and circuitry and will build their own gaming console.

After building the computer, the students will then play a custom version of Minecraft called Piper Universe.  Piper Universe will teach kids about electrical circuits and breadboards. There are also future plans to teach coding using the Piper unit.

Children will learn the following concepts:

  • What is Raspberry Pi?
  • Debugging Process/Critical Thinking Skills
  • Circuitry
  • Breadboards
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • What is Minecraft?  What is Piper Universe?
  • Basic Functions in Minecraft (Info block, crafting table, placing blocks, breaking blocks, and scrolling your mouse)

Participants who wish to purchase Piper have 2 options:

1) Choose the "Waive Rental Fee" option and check out.  Once you check out, you receive the discount code to receive 10% off ($30 off) the new Piper unit from https://www.buildpiper.com/. Please note that you must use your own Piper unit during the class in order to qualify for the $159 rate.

2) At the completion of the class, you may decide to buy your own Piper.  We will give you the discount code to receive 10% off a new Piper unit.