American educational startup for children Piper received a series A investment in the amount of $7.6 million from the Owl Ventures fund. The project co-founder is Mark Pavlyukovskyy from Ukraine.
Piper makes laptop construction kits for children of 8 to 14. These kits include casing, a screen, a card for microcircuits design, switches, wires, batteries, speakers and a mouse. When children assemble such computer, they get to play the Minecraft game.
With this kit, children will not just consume content from the device screens, but will also become their creators. This is a great opportunity to cultivate a love of technology in them and let them acquire engineering skills.
The set cost is $300. At the moment, construction kits are used in 500 educational institutions.