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Kano Computer Kit

by Kano
3.7 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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  • A computer anyone can make. With simple steps and a storybook, build your own computer and bring it to life. For ages 6-106.
  • With playful projects and challenges you'll learn to code art, music, apps, games and more.
  • Includes everything you need. Raspberry Pi 3, case, speaker, wireless keyboard, memory, HDMI and power cables, coding challenges, and stickers!
  • Connect to any HDMI screen, or buy the Kano Screen Kit.
  • Award-winning (Family Choice Award, Webby Award, Red Dot Award, Cannes Gold Lions).

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Item Dimensions 13.97 x 9.91 x 2.79 cm 27.94 x 20.07 x 5.59 cm 19 x 19 x 16 cm 50.01 x 38 x 7.49 cm 30 x 17 x 19 cm

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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  • Item model number: 1000F-01
  • ASIN: B01II1U5FC
  • Date first available at 3 May 2015
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,282 in Electronics & Photo (See Top 100 in Electronics & Photo)
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Product Description

In the box:

- Raspberry Pi 3—The computer's brain

- Story Book—Step-by-step guide

- Hours of Coding Challenges— learn code by making art, music, games & more

- Wireless Keyboard— with touchpad

- Case + Speaker—Protect your kit

- HDMI Cable—Connect to a screen

- Stickers—Customise your kit

Manufacturer's Description

$1,522,160 raised
with 13,387 backers.

A Computer Anyone Can Make

The Computer Kit comes with everything you need to make your own computer. A simple story will show you how to build it, bring it to life and start coding . No tools needed, simply plug the parts together, anyone can do it.

Learn real coding skills

Kano introduces you to basic programming languages. Through fun challenges that use simple code blocks, typed code and Linux commands you learn real code. Python – great for web development. Javascript – for creating websites, games and apps. Terminal commands – to control computers faster.

150+ hours of creative play

It’s full of amazing apps that teach code, using favorites like Minecraft, Pong and Scratch. And unique apps like Kano Code, Story Mode and Make Art. Also includes a web browser, YouTube and more.

Learn step-by-step

Through friendly, step-by-step challenges you level up slowly. Rewards at every turn increase computational confidence. Learn real code by making games, art, music, animations, photo filters and more.

Backed by brilliant minds

Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-founder. Cherisse Campbell, Principal of Amana Academy. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder. Imogen Heap, Singer. Karlie Kloss, Model, Coder. Zach Sims, Codecademy Founder.

As loved by

CNN, Fortune, Fact Company, Forbes, Fox, TechCrunch, The Verge, and many more!

About the Startup

Describe your product in 3 words.

Anyone Can Make!

How did you come up with the idea for this product?

Kano started because of a challenge from Micah, 6. He wanted to build his own computer. But didn’t want “anyone to teach him.” It had to be “as simple and fun as Lego".

What makes your product special?

The Kano Computer kit allows anyone to learn to code through play. Through hundreds of specially designed challenges users can learn to make apps, art, and more by learning the essentials of programming.

What has been the best part of your startup experience?

We've been able to work with hundreds of passionate creative technology advocates, inspiring creators across the world - from South London to South Africa.

From the brand owner

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Based in: England, UK

Our story

How we got our start?
It started with a challenge from a 7-year-old who wanted to build a computer by himself, and it had to be fun and easy. So we launched a Kickstarter to create the first computer anyone can make, got 15x the amount of money we asked and launched the company.
What makes our product unique?
The Kano platform is the only end-to-end system demystifying technology and getting you creating, rather than consuming. Our strengths are the lovely DIY kits you make yourself, step-by-step books and tutorials, and an online community of hundreds of thousands of creators, to remix and learn from.
Why we love what we do?
There are more than 20 billion connected devices, but less than 1% of 1% of us can understand and influence them. We believe in a future where anyone can. Our platform lets you build real devices, learn how they work, code them step by step, and share your creations with the world.

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