CrowPi is an educational tool based on Raspberry Pi to help people learn electronics, programming, and basic computer science. CrowPi was firstly released on Kickstarter in May 2018 and won a very successful campaign. The initial users spoke highly of CrowPi and left several good comments.
The success of CrowPi depends on the popularity of Raspberry Pi and the unique advantages of the product itself, such as the compact development board, neat and portable case, step by step tutorials and affordable price.
As we all know, computer science and programming are now regarded as an essential ability for 21st-century learners and are becoming a key component of many curriculums, even in primary schools. And when we combine computer science and programming with electronics, we can build many useful devices both for industry and our daily life, such as weather station, PIR automatic lighting, line tracking robot car, vehicle radar and so on.
By mastering these knowledges and skills, the kids can be better prepared for the future which AI, IOT, big data, and robotics dominate the world.
CrowPi is equipped with 7 inch HD touchscreen along with a camera. All the regular components used in the DIY electronics are packed in the CrowPi development board, such as LCD, LED matrix, buzzer, light sensor, PIR sensor, ultrasonic sensor, IR sensor etc.
CrowPi is sold via two different kits, basic kit, and advanced kit. The only difference is that CrowPi advanced kit has more accessories, including Raspberry Pi 4B , Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, earphone, gamepads, heat sink. If you’ve already had a Raspberry Pi 4B board, the basic kit is good for you. If you never use Raspberry Pi before, we’d recommend you the advanced kit.
The most important purpose of CrowPi is to work as an educational tool. We can use it as a small computer to learn basic computer science and practice programming. We can also do many electronic experiments with CrowPi. What’s more interesting, we can play Nintendo games and build our own games.