If you would like to learn how to code or know someone that would like to get started then a new development board designed for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi has been created by Jugend Programmiert.
The Unicorn Shield is an RGB LED Shield and comes complete with a learn to code book and a number of different projects to get you started coding and up and running straight out of the box.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Unicorn Shield which is taken to Kickstarter this week to raise the €3,300 it requires to go into production. Pledges are available from €20 for the basic edition and shipping is expected to take place during October 2017.
The development team behind the Unicorn Shield explain more about its inspiration and design.
The Coding Unicorn shield was created to be easily attached to a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino. You can learn to program and include it in your projects or even just use it as an awesome decoration! All packages, or perks, will come with a lot of code examples (see below) as well as a printed booklet which will you give a head start with working with the shield.
Starting to code can be quite a challenge. For us it was. That is why we created our first Kickstarter campaign 2 years ago. We are creating fun and interactive coding kits which combine an easy and fun to read book of tutorials with electronic components. At the moment we have created over 11 kits and we plan to go even further. Skip the wire and soldering, and start with the fun right away.
After scratching our heads for quite some time we finally came up with our next big thing, The Coding Unicorn Shield! It is easy to use and you can jump right in. We believe that a blinking light is much more fascinating than a terminal with “Hello World”. The Coding Unicorn Shield fascinates people, and it is a great way to show the basics of electronics without having to deal with breadboards, jumper cables, and all the errors which you are might to encounter along the way. For users it is a fascinating little gadget to tinker with. Placed on your desk, it is certain to gain the attention of anybody passing by when it starts blinking. Even non technical people love it (also called nuggles).
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.