Introducing Piper Make, a drag-and-drop visual programming environment for the Raspberry Pi Pico

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San Francisco-based company Piper, who up til now have concentrated on wooden, DIY educational Raspberry Pi bundles have branched out into a visual programming environment for developing projects on the Raspberry Pi Pico. Called “Piper Make“, the web-based software allows you to develop programs for the Pico using a drag-and-drop interface similar to the Scratch programming environment. A set of tutorials takes you through building simple stuff and then you can move on to creating your own, unique, projects. They have also launched the Makers Club which provides you with a starter kit (including Pico and breadboarding items) and access to new functionality when it is released. You can use Piper Make for free, but there is a subscription for what I assume to be more advanced features. It looks like an excellent system for introducing kids, especially, to what the Pico has to offer. Piper Make is available here. Why not give it a go and then let me know in the comments what you think of it? 🙂

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