Piper Make: Drag-and-drop Visual Programming Environment for the Raspberry Pi Pico @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
If you’ve bee looking for a drag and drop interface for developing programs on your Raspberry Pi Pico, San Francisco company Piper has you covered. Here’s more on the Raspberry Pi Blog:
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.
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