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What is pip?

Pip is here to introduce you to the world of coding and to make it fun & easy.

Make fun games, invent your own apps, play some retro classics or take control of objects around you! Pip is here to introduce the world of coding, to make it fun & easy. Start with drag & drop programing then go onto play with real code and invent endless possibilities with Pip.

How it works

1. Code

Using your computer, code your own app or game using Javascript, HTML5 or Python, or customise one of our included templates.

2. Beam

Pip connects to your WiFi network and your code can be instantly uploaded with the click of a button.

3. Play

Use Pip’s controllers to play your game, or add one of our sensors to to add more interactivity and fun.

"I'm super excited about this! I'm really looking forward to seeing what people do!"

Eben Upton, Co Founder of Raspberry Pi

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Meet pip

Pip allows you to explore possibilities that you would never think could happen. We want you to think outside the box, to give you the ability to take games and change them into your own. From making LEDs flash and adding your own photos to games, to even turning a banana into a fire button!

With such a large and active community behind it, Raspberry Pi was the obvious choice for Pip. We also knew Pip had to fit in your pocket – the smaller device is, the more places it can go and the more you can do with it. The Pi inside Pip is probably not the same Raspberry Pi you’re familiar with. Pip is built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, which offers the same power as a standard Raspberry Pi 3, but allows us to build a device with a portable form-factor, and better battery life.

Detachable controllers aren’t the only transformation Pip is capable of. If you want to use your Pip as a ‘real computer’, all you need to do is swap Pip’s standard SD card for one with Raspbian installed, connect a mouse, monitor and keyboard, and you’re good to go – Pip can be used just like the standard Pi. Browse the web with Chromium, write up a homework assignment with LibreOffice, compose music with SonicPi, play Minecraft and more.

What can you do with Pip?

Learn new coding languages

It’s easy with Pip’s simple Curiosity programming environment. Access lots of fun tutorials and projects with interactive step-by-step instructions so you can learn at your own pace.

Plus you’ll learn how to code in multiple languages (Javascript, Python, Lua, PHP and HTML/CSS).

Connect some very creative sensors

With Pip it’s really easy for you to tinker with hardware. Plug in a moisture sensor to check on plants, or hook up a proximity sensor to make an alarm, or add motors and lights to your LEGO creations and bring them to life with Pip.

Play your favourite retro games

We’re big fans of gaming! Play all your old favourites with Pip using RetroPie (Nintendo, Sega, PlayStation, MAME, Neo Geo and more!). Just pop out the Kickstand and bring back the good old days by adding retro controllers. ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A.

What's in the box?

- 1 x Pip

- 2 x Contollers

- 1 x MicroUSB charging cable

- 1 x Quick-start guide.

Technical Specifications:

– Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Lite
– 1800mAh LiPo Battery
– 4” 800×480 Capacitive touchscreen
– Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth module
– 8 x user controllable RGB LEDs
– Raspberry Pi compatible 40 pin header (5V tolerant GPIOs, 6 analog inputs and 6 PWM inputs)
– Accelerometer
– Speaker
– Microphone
– Up, Down and Home buttons
– 2 x USB-A ports
– HDMI out
– Headphone out
– MicroSD card connector
– 5MP camera