Learn STEM with a Kickstarter-funded Raspberry Pi platform
If you’re interested in learning a STEM skill set such as programming, you might find hands-on practice with a single-board device like Raspberry Pi more effective than reading or lectures. With the proper modules, you can explore hardware coding with Pyt

If you’re interested in learning a STEM skill set such as programming, you might find hands-on practice with a single-board device like Raspberry Pi more effective than reading or lectures. With the proper modules, you can explore hardware coding with Python and Scratch while expanding your computer science knowledge.

A multi-faceted practice kit, like this CrowPi2 by Elecrow Technology, could help you flex your technical muscles. Available now for $320, this learning platform is powerful despite its size. It’s the most-funded Raspberry Pi laptop on Kickstarter and comes with over 80 courses and 20 project examples to get beginners up to speed.

You could think of the CrowPi2 as a STEM training hub. It’s compatible with Raspberry Pi 4B and contains a built-in 2MP camera, stereo output speaker and 11.6-inch 1080P IPS display. The laptop’s wireless keyboard is removable, so you may use it for separate projects or connect your own input device to the CrowPi2. Additionally, the computer supports a broad range of operating systems, including Ubuntu MATE, Core and Server, Mozilla WebThings and PiNet.

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The CrowPi2 features over 22 onboard sensors and modules such as a buzzer, a Crowtail- Moisture Sensor, HDMI connectors, an RGB LED and a relay, which could come in handy as you delve into hardware electronics projects. Additionally, the kit comes with independently developed software that teaches users coding fundamentals.

If you're creative, you can use the laptop to play Minecraft or create a piano by connecting it to fruits. Alternatively, the tools kit allows you to make DIY circuits. You could even experiment with face and speech recognition. The only limitations are the modules and your imagination.

Single-board computers give users seemingly countless projects to tinker with. Right now, you can purchase the CrowPi2 All-in-1 Raspberry Pi and STEM Learning Platform for $320.

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