FUZE Technologies Ltd was started in 2013 with the goal to make coding as easy and accessible for everyone – something which is even more possible thanks to the introduction of new, low cost models.
To celebrate the new FUZE site, three new low priced models have been introduced and are available exclusively via the FUZE website. It is now possible to buy a FUZE unit including a Raspberry Pi for just £99.99 (the Retro styled edition for just £119.99).
“It’s been a long time coming as we’ve always wanted to hit the sub £100 mark.” Stated Jon Silvera, Founder and CEO of FUZE Technologies LTd. “Yes, we’ve had to compromise by removing the hard copy manuals and the component kit but the core package remains intact; the FUZE, the analog IO board, Keyboard, powered USB hub, a Raspberry Pi V3 and of course a FUZE loaded SD card with FUZE BASIC at £99.99 is unbeatable value, and for an extra £20 the BBC styled retro edition is obviously the sweet spot!”
These new low cost units do not include the electronics or hard copies of the Project workbook and reference guide, however these can be downloaded for free from the FUZE site. The FUZE is compatible with most ‘breadboard friendly’ electronic components.
An award winning and highly accessible coding workstation, the FUZE is intended for students of all ages, but also for teachers and parents. Anyone learning to code on the FUZE will find out that real text based coding is not as complicated as they may have thought. The new prices bring the FUZE within reach to all young students. And let’s not forget that ‘parents-of-a-certain-age’ who would love to see their kids tapping away on the BBC Micro styled edition!
The new models include;
FUZE T2-SE-D (Special Retro Edition) – RRP £119.99
FUZE Retro-styled case, Raspberry Pi V3, FUZE IO board, built in USB hub with 3amp power supply, FUZE pre-configured microSD card with FUZE BASIC and an 840 socket black solder-less breadboard
FUZE T2-D (Special Retro Edition) – RRP £99.99
FUZE case, Raspberry Pi V3, FUZE IO board, built in USB hub with 3amp power, FUZE pre-configured microSD card with FUZE BASIC and an 840 socket black solder-less breadboard
FUZE T2-SE-C (Special Retro Edition) – RRP £99.99
FUZE Retro-styled case, compatible with Raspberry Pi V2 & 3, FUZE IO board, built in USB hub with 3amp power supply, FUZE pre-configured microSD card with FUZE BASIC and an 840 socket black solder-less breadboard
FUZE T2-D (Special Retro Edition) – RRP £69.99
FUZE case, compatible with Raspberry Pi V2 & 3, FUZE IO board, built in USB hub with 3amp power supply and FUZE pre-configured microSD card with FUZE.
The new FUZE website includes free-to-download extra resources for teachers and students including code examples and tutorials.
For more information on FUZE Technologies, please visit www.fuze.co.uk
About FUZE Technologies
The FUZE platform was originally conceived one rainy afternoon back in 2012 by Jon Silvera – CEO & Founder, “I thought it would be a good idea to show my kids what computing was like back in my day. So from the attic (loft) I brought down an old BBC Micro and soon had them typing in simple BASIC programs. I was more than a little taken aback at the level of interest and enthusiasm displayed towards what is basically an antique home computer.”
It was their reaction that sparked the idea. Could we release a computer today in a similar style? Could we present users with an accessible programming environment like BASIC and would it achieve anything if we did.
The FUZE was the outcome. What began as a foam-board cut-out became a working prototype became a fully realised and professionally produced aluminium cased home computer built around the then newly released Raspberry Pi.
Since then around 4,000 FUZE systems have been sold. More than 300 schools are actively using suites of FUZEs to help deliver the new computing curriculum. FUZE is available from Maplin, Argos, Toys ‘R’ Us (online), Amazon and a number of education resellers.
During the last two years we have delivered hundreds of workshops for schools along with computing focused days, teacher training, science fair workshops and events all around the country.
The FUZE approach of putting a very accessible text based programming language in front of students along with simple to follow worksheets and the inclusion of non-technical very engaging electronic and robotic projects quite simply, just works!
We believe, the FUZE and FUZE BASIC brings the concept of ‘learning to code’ closer and more achievable than any other method.