[Canberrauav] Off topic; Piper

Dale Rogers hello at dalerogers.com.au
Thu Dec 21 09:04:33 AEDT 2017


I noticed LittleBits, Raspberry Pi3 starter kits and a little programmable
robot surt of dump truck things and a whole pile of other cool electronics
and coding STEM stuff at Australian Geographic in the Canberra Centre near
Target.

On 19 December 2017 at 10:28, Dale Rogers <hello at dalerogers.com.au> wrote:

>
> Take a look at the LittleBits kits. not so much programming but
> electronics and very robust. My son has some at 3 and loved playing with
> them. He killed them eventually but they lasted 2 years. I think JB Hi-Fi
> and the Apple Store have a clear plastic R2D2 kit with LittleBits
> electronics components that drive it around. You can also buy different
> LittleBits kits from Questacon shop, Arboretum Shop and Portrait Gallery
> Shop.
> https://shop.littlebits.cc/collections/kits
> I just noticed this coding kit too. I might see if I can get one for Alex.
> https://shop.littlebits.cc/products/code-kit
>
> On 19 December 2017 at 10:00, Carlos Peco-Berrocal <carlos.peco at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm with Jack, lots of stuff for kids at Jaycar
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Jack Pittar <jpittar at bigpond.net.au>
>> wrote:
>> > For 5-7 year olds I would look at the BBC micro:bit GO kit available
>> immediately at Jaycar.
>> >
>> > It is a BBC radio(?)   educational product which the kids might see in
>> STEM education in school.
>> >
>> > Look for the simplistic on-PC programming language using drag and drop
>> blocks.
>> >
>> > Also at Jaycar, or the news agent, look for the DIYODE magazine and
>> look through the ads.
>> >
>> > Jack.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > From: Canberrauav [mailto:canberrauav-bounces at canberrauav.org.au] On
>> Behalf Of james owens
>> > Sent: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:51 AM
>> > To: canberrauav at canberrauav.org.au
>> > Subject: [Canberrauav] Off topic; Piper
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hey Gents,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > It occurred to me that you guys might have some good knowledge that
>> could help me on the Christmas present front.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We’re thinking of getting our kids a ‘Piper’ Raspberry Pi 3 based
>> computer for christmas so they can pick up some coding and general STEM
>> stuff. The conversation tonight made me think that maybe a straightforward
>> Pi 3 kit would be just as good. Does anyone have any knowledge of the Piper
>> and any opinions on how useful it might be for the 7 year old and 5 year
>> old?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > http://www.edtechs.com.au/product_p/ets-piper.htm
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Jimmy
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 18 Dec 2017, at 9:00 am, canberrauav-request at canberrauav.org.au
>> wrote:
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>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:34 -0500
>> > From: James Pattison <james at auturgy.com.au>
>> > To: james owens <scoobydrive at hotmail.com>
>> > Cc: "canberrauav at canberrauav.org.au" <canberrauav at canberrauav.org.au>
>> > Subject: Re: [Canberrauav] Mumble Agenda
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>> > I’m sure WA is less rubbish than Pittsburgh!
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > James
>> >
>> >
>> > On 16 Dec 2017, at 7:06 pm, james owens <scoobydrive at hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > G’day All,
>> >
>> > The weather here in WA is disappointingly rubbish; I hope it’s better
>> flying weather in Canberra!
>> >
>> > Here is a link to the Mumble Agenda for tomorrow night; please edit and
>> add things as you please.
>> >
>> > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2AqLKgtJnHAaxgUf5aPCINM
>> H8vTRMPdD-ql2qV8iAo/edit?usp=sharing
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> >
>> > Jimmy
>> >
>> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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