Piper is a kit for budding engineers that encourages them to build hardware for surmounting challenges

Piper is a Minecraft toolbox for budding inventors that lets them build real electronics with the added adventure element of the hugely popular sandbox video game. Developed by Harvard undergraduate Shree Bose and Princeton graduate Mark Pavlyukovskyy, the toolbox aims to revolutionize how youngsters experience technology.

Piper leverages the popularity of Minecraft to encourage players to build their own electronics. The creators, working out of Zynga’s games incubator, spent over a year building and testing the toolbox to make it simple enough for anyone as young as five and as old as 75 to play.

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