CyberPi: Gift Alarm (Gr. 6-8)

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Block-Based: Beginner


Students will use the CyberPi to create a program which detects whether or not a friend has shaken their birthday present. Through the use of wireless communication, students will send messages between computing devices, allowing one device to control another.


  • Use wireless network technology to communicate between computing devices.
  • Solve a problem using a computational solution.
  • Identify uses for wireless communication.

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding)
  • Quebec - Science
  • New Brunswick - Science
  • Nova Scotia - ICT
  • Alberta - CTF
  • British Columbia - ADST
  • Manitoba - Science
  • Prince Edward Island - Science
  • Saskatchewan - Science
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Science
  • Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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Networkable microcontroller for Computer Science and AI education

CyberPi is a single-board computer, packed with advanced electronics which makes it a powerful coding machine! In combination with an impressive mBlock coding editor, it supports the development of coding skills from block-based programming to Python. The Python editor is a platform designed for learning and teaching Python and Micropython - taking AI, IoT and Data Science learning to the next level!