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Learn DIY electronics by playing Minecraft

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The Raspberry Pi computer has significantly lowered the barrier of entry for learning computer science and electronics, and tinkerers worldwide have used the platform to create their own awesome, innovative projects. However, without the proper instruction and know-how, it can be tough for beginners to get started. The Piper Raspberry Pi Kit aims to make learning DIY electronics fun and interactive with hands-on Minecraft challenges to guide your learning. It normally runs for around $300, but right now Engadget readers can save over $50 and get free shipping—A pretty sweet offer you won't find anywhere else.

It's almost always better to learn through fun, interactive, challenges than watching online tutorials. The Piper Kit puts this into action by teaching you the fundamentals of computer and electronics programming through hands-on Minecraft challenges. To progress in the game, you have to use the hardware components supplied with the kit—including LED lights, motion sensors, buzzers, buttons, switches, and more—so you'll get to know how they all work. You'll even build your own controller to navigate through the game, and can connect to Wi-Fi for extra levels and sharing capabilities.

The Piper Kit comes with the Raspberry Pi 2 Project Board, plus an LCD screen, breadboards, and all the hardware you'll need. While the complete set would normally cost around $300, Engadget readers can get one today for just $239—over $50 off—plus free shipping to the US. You'd be hard pressed to find a better way to learn DIY electronics, so take advantage of this deal while it lasts.

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