Learning to code can be fun, and with boards such as the Raspberry Pi and the upcoming BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit a collaboration between BBC Learning, Tynker and SiFive we can learn new skills and save the galaxy while traveling with Doctor Who. This $75 kit provides the equipment and story lead lessons to develop your own sci-fi themed projects.
The hand shaped board developed by SiFive is powered by a 150 MHz RISC-V SiFive RISC-V FE310-G003 processor, an open source alternative to x86_64 and ARM processors. This choice of processor is unusual, typically boards of this nature are powered by chips from Arm or Atmel. RISC-V has yet to enter the mainstream maker community, but could this be the first commercial board aimed at children?