Sania Box | Raspberry Pi 4 Based Embedded Computer Science Kit
The Sania Box embedded computer kit contains a one-of-its-kind add-on board that aids in developing STEM skills in children. The kit is conceived by 13-year-old Sania Jain who wishes to introduce coding to kids from an early age. The add-on board and other components of the Sania Box kit bring all coding projects to life with their unique features.
THE SANIA BOX ADD-ON BOARD
Central to the Sania Box kit is an embedded computer, an add-on board that fits on the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4 board 40 Pin header. This add-on board is pre-designed to give children a hands-on experience about coding. It features push buttons, LED lights, and multiple sensors such as the thermal sensor, and the gas sensor. It is also integrated with a 3-digit, 7-segment clock display. Can you imagine the level of fun that kids can have with this kit while learning to program? To make the Sania Box complete in itself, and to enable kids to learn to code right away, the kit supplements the add-on board with an SD Card containing pre-installed programs. The keyboard and mouse in the kit are essential items and the breadboard, wires, LEDs, and resistors create a perfect educational tool.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT?
One of the features that make Sania Box unique is the add-on board that is a pre-designed and pre-tested add-on circuit board. It is different from a breadboard and a cable kit that are difficult to assemble without adult help and supervision. The add-on board is a safe and ready-to-use component unlike a breadboard and cable kit that can hurt kids while assembly. Sania Box plans to create more add-on boards in near-future by working closely with kids and parents.
PYTHON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
The Raspberry Pi is a compact computer that is preferred by every DIY tech-lover and depends on Python as its preferred programming language. Once you are acquainted with Python, there are very few chances that you will resort to other programming languages for your tasks.
MORE ABOUT THE SANIA BOX
The Sania Box is an embedded computer kit with a special add-on board made for children who are 8 years and above. This build-it-yourself project is made to encourage children to learn about computer engineering including coding, IoT, electronics, and more.
Sania wishes to open up the possibilities of learning computer engineering for every child. Her mission is to make this fun project to kids nationwide and then worldwide including schools, after-care/enrichment centers, and camps to generate self-driven interest in coding and introductory hands-on electronics and IoT which is otherwise accessible to a select few. Please make a pledge to buy the Sania Box Embedded Computer Kit for the young computer enthusiast you know, or help us raise funds and achieve our goal to expand throughout the country and beyond for young learners.
What’s more, it is made by professionals with the help of Sania who lives and breathes coding in her life. Sania wanted to reach out to other kids, who wish to learn coding in a simple and engaging way with her add-on board and other components in the kit, and the Sania Box offers the perfect opportunity to do so.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Sania Box add-on board is a hands-on learning tool for all those kids who want to learn to program and create projects based on their codes. Therefore, we have created a kit that kids can start using right away. Though the Sania Box is complete in itself, it will present the users with a problem where they will have to source multiple components from different places, which would not have been a pleasant experience. For example, the supplied SD-Card contains pre-loaded programs. The keyboard and mouse are essential items and the breadboard, wires, LEDs, and resistors create a perfect learning device.
Here is a comprehensive list of items in the kit:
- Wired keyboard and mouse
- USB-C Power supply
- 16 GB SD card with pre-loaded software to help you start programming out of the box
- HDMI cable to use a TV as your monitor
- A Raspberry Pi Model 4 with 1 GB Ram and 64-bit quad-core processor to power the add-on board
- The Sania Box embedded add-on board has the following features:
- 2 LEDs (Red and Green) that can blink, keep steady, and turn off
- Push Button
- Thermal Sensor
- Touch Sensor
- Three-digit, 7-segment Display
- Relay Circuit
- Light Sensor
- Gas Sensor (CO2, methane, etc)
MagPi reviewed Saniabox :
Ordered this 2 days back and got it already, with all this time at hand my kids are loving it.