BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor - Computer Only
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What do you get when you combine the BBC's Doctor Who with an open-source hand-shaped mini-computer? The HiFive Inventor Coding Kit: A Wi-Fi-and-Bluetooth-enabled Internet of Things learning platform for young engineers!
The HiFive Inventor is a visually stunning IoT-enabled hand-shaped mini-computer designed to teach young engineers how to control robots, interface with IoT systems, or build their own sonic screwdriver to investigate the world around them. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies, this strengthens the wireless data handoff between devices (or “HiFive”) that will power 21st-century technology applications of computing for smart cities, intelligent factories, and enhanced wearable technology.
Enabled by the award-winning Tynker creative coding platform, the HiFive Inventor engages students to begin coding quickly in a self-paced, learner-driven environment. The BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor is narrated by Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor, as she takes students on intergalactic journeys and challenges, like learning to code and pilot an alien spaceship, control a robot, and program a musical instrument. All using easy-to-learn block programming or the Python programming language!
The HiFive mini-computer has several onboard sensors, along with a front panel LED matrix and two buttons. On the bottom is the familiar micro:bit-like edge connector for attaching more peripherals.
Important Note: This only includes the HiFive board without the enclosure, USB cable, and 20+ lesson guide. If you are looking for the full Inventor Kit, make sure to check out the Complete Coding Kit instead.
Recommended for young engineers ages 7+