If you’ve ever thought about building a computer using the already popular Raspberry Pi, know that you’re not the only one. There are several tutorials for projects like this on the internet, but a company called Elecrow decided to make a product that would facilitate this process: thus CrowPi was born.
What is CrowPi
It brings together the Raspberry Pi with several computing components, and its focus is to make people learn, explore and have fun. CrowPi is about to launch the second generation through a Kickstarter campaign.
CrowPi2 is designed to be used both as a notebook and to learn about STEM (education focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It has 22 modules and sensors, as well as software made independently, allowing you to study about Python, Scratch and artificial intelligence, and you can even run Minecraft.
CrowPi can be used by all ages, from children to adults who are already in the job market. CrowPi has software that teach programming in a simple way, making the learning process easier for children of all ages.
With it, it is also possible to program “in a traditional way”, watch movies and even play a series of open source games, expanding its use beyond learning.
CrowPi2’s hardware is modular, allowing for a number of different uses. In addition to the “traditional” use as a notebook, it is possible to detach the keyboard and access a number of different sensors.
The equipment has motion sensors, proximity sensors and even facial and voice recognition. All of these sensors can help you learn, in addition to developing innovative projects.
The CrowPi2 also features an 11.6-inch screen with Full HD (1920 × 1080) resolution, a 2-megapixel camera, built-in microphone and dual speakers. The keyboard has a wireless connection and connects to the housing through magnetism.
It is possible to use a Raspberry Pi 4B, 3B + or 3B with CrowPi2, and installation is super practical. It also comes with an ideal drawer for storing a powerbank or other components like cables and adapters.
CrowPi2 comes with software made especially for the device, with software to learn to program in a simple way.
It has 32 Python classes, from the basic to the most advanced. And it also has 16 Scratch classes, teaching in a simple way to program and use the device’s sensors. In addition, there are classes on artificial intelligence, facial recognition and even Minecraft, teaching how to use sensors to create creations within the game.
It is possible to use CrowPi2 with several operating systems, including Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Server, OSMC and others.
Find out more about CrowPi2 directly from the project’s Kickstarter page.
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