Discovering the history of MakePi

Discovering the history of MakePi

It is time to walk you through our product development process and learn more about MakePi.

MakePi was born envisioning to cope with STEM’s teaching and learning processes. With this drive, MakePi’s founders started to validate their hypothesis throughout Happy Code’s extensive network of teachers and students. As a result, they came up with a simple idea: to build an educational tablet that children all over the world could build with their own hands and learn how to code!

 

 

Targeted to Z and alpha’s generations, which have been learning about everything from their fingertips, MakePad’s engineering team faced their first challenge: to customize a video driver that could run a 10.1″ touchscreen LCD display powered by Raspberry Pi CPU. Challenge accepted and delivered! Here is a picture of our copyrighted breakthrough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View more about how MakePi was born: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/makepi-startup-building-future-stem-192700702.html

MakePad will be launched on a crowdfunding platform. Follow us on this journey subscribing at makepi.com and help our children towards infinity and beyond!

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Digital education: teaching and learning how to be safe online

Digital education: teaching and learning how to be safe online

 

Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, instant messaging… Probably these social medias are part of your child’s daily routine. Kids have been spending more hours with smartphones, tablets and other devices than ever before and parents should teach their kids how to use technology in a conscious and responsible way.

How many hours per day does your child spend on their smartphone? Do you know whom they talk to once online? How much information does your child share about their own personal life? Do you trust the sources they reach out for school studies?

If you cannot answer those questions, then you should start thinking about filling in this gap. Either way, they must be warned about the risks of over-exposing their lives on the internet. For instance, child grooming refers to “befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child, and sometimes the family, to lower the child’s inhibition with the object of sexual abuse”. Sharing “special” photos with a trusted friend might also end up badly, given the complexity to secure data traffic over the web.

Parents should approach social media as one would with any other physical environment in their child’s life: establish rules, limits and encourage safe playing time.

Therefore, rather than trying to ban children from joining online networks, parents should encourage them to learn it safely through digital literacy. If we are serious about taking advantage of the potential benefits of digital learning, then we need to appropriately resource our schools and teachers as well. Because children mimic behavior, be vigilant with your own social media usage as well. Stimulate their access to educational apps, games, and toys that foster thinking and problem-solving. Most importantly, sit together and play with them! Have fun!

Bear with the fact that the millenniums have not known the world without the internet. So, upgrade yourself and learn to take the best and safest advantage of proper digital education.

Encourage your child to play with safe toys that inspire their educational skills. MakePad will be launched on a crowdfunding platform. Follow us on this journey and learn more at makepi.com!

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Meet MakePi: The future of STEM education

MakePi was born envisioning to cope with STEM’s teaching and learning processes

Our background on educational technology comprises a full network of students and educators on Computer Science teaching, propelled by Happy Code’s infrastructure and methods. Recently, Happy Code has surpassed 80 units across America and Europe, benefiting more than 20.000 students ranging from 5 to 17 years old to whom we have provided learning experiences on STEM’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, for instance. MakePi and Happy Code do share the same relentless founders’ values: innovation, excellence, and integrity.

Based on DIY concept, we introduce our MakePad, the first tablet that children can assemble its components with their own hands. In addition to this hardware-awareness, our proprietary applications will allow kids to learn how to code, create digital music, develop games, apps, and more. Designed to inspire and empower STEM learners, makers and educators, MakePad is a 10.1″ touchscreen display tablet that will bloom worldwide children access, interest and knowledge of computer science. Even at the most remote locations, our Raspberry-Pi-based tablet will counteract the absence of internet connection with our embedded-make-mods and make-music applications… a truly untethered learning experience.

We can make… music, mods, games, innovation, collaboration. You name it.

We will be launching the MakePad on a crowdfunding platform. Follow us on this journey and help our children towards infinity and beyond!

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5 reasons why your child should learn to code

5 reasons why your child should learn to code

    1. Programming teaches you a number of life skills.

      Code inspires your child to build their own paths and solutions.  They will understand better the world around them. Learn to program motivates them to not only simply interact with technology but create and express in new ways. Their minds are open to all the possibilities and their creativity is expanded by simple learning computer science. They also can develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving processes.

    2. There is a high demand for programmers

      Over the next 10 years, programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations with 1.4 million jobs to fill. And yet, only 1 of 10 schools currently teach computer science.  Learning to code will increase the odds of a lucrative STEM career, especially in a world where computing jobs are growing at over twice the national average. Students who gain the skills early can achieve success at a very young age.

    3. Computer science is the new language of the world

      The technology provides new facilities for our lives. Every field relies on more software developments. It’s one thing to know how to use these technologies, but not everyone knows the logic behind them. We will no longer be able to consume without understanding technology.

    4. Coding is Fun!

      Kids are going to look like they have magic powers with their code knowledge. If they like Minecraft, imagine how they’ll love learning to code as they mod Minecraft. Programming inspires your child creativity to develop their one games, apps, and more.

    5. Programming can change the world

      Computers and connected devices are becoming the support for several problems in our community. Students can go on to change lives with computer science by working in defense, energy, education or health. We’re seeing all around us that programming can change the world.

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Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

From drones to DIY computers building, the Raspberry Pi came as well as a teaching aid for the understanding of programming. Behind Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows PCs, the Linux boards have been sold for over 12.5 million for technology enthusiasts since was launched in 2012 and made the Raspberry Pi the third best-selling general purpose computer. That innovation surrounds the low-cost but powerful execution of what regular computers are capable of doing. The device genuinely revolutionizes the universe of makers, educators, engineers, start-ups and the teaching and learning of computer programming. The low-cost open possibilities for kids from all over the world and change the dynamic of the future of STEM education.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi:

Enter the Raspberry Pi website for more information.

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