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ESP32-powered BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit

Reporting from Shanghai, China
Nov 27, 2020

Industry leading partners, Tynker and BBC Learning, have taken coding to the next level with the revolutionary new ESP32-powered BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit.

Have you been looking for a special Christmas gift to give to your children, nieces or nephews, but couldn’t really find something good enough? Well, we’ve got you covered! Industry leading partners, Tynker and BBC Learning, have taken coding to the next level with the revolutionary new ESP32-powered Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit. This is a programmable Internet of Things mini-computer designed to get kids coding.

With 20 guided lessons narrated by the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and numerous additional activities, children will have fun while learning how to code. They will be able to navigate exciting lessons, such as wirelessly piloting an alien spaceship, building an intergalactic weather station, controlling a robot, inventing alien musical instruments, and more! It is suitable for children aged seven or older, while no prior coding experience is necessary. More specifically, the ESP32-powered Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit includes block-coding courses for beginners, MicroPython courses for more advanced coders, an expandable edge connector and an interactive Tynker Workshop environment for virtually unlimited creativity!

The kit constitutes an exciting new coding platform, which apart from the HiFive Inventor (a programmable IoT mini-computer) it also features built-in sensors, a color-LED display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a lighted USB cable, an external battery pack, a speaker, and alligator clips. The kit works with any Internet-connected computer. So, your children and their friends will be able to easily connect their HiFive Inventor and collaboratively code together.

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