Kano Computer Kit – Make a Computer, Learn to Code (10 Pieces)

August 27, 2018 - Comment

Build your own computer. Follow the story, plug the parts, see how it works. Learn to code art, games and music. Hack Minecraft, make lights flash, step-by-step challenges show you how. Discover 100+ apps, browse the web, and more. Perfect for beginners. Create, don’t just consume technology. Product Features Everything you need in one box.

Build your own computer. Follow the story, plug the parts, see how it works. Learn to code art, games and music. Hack Minecraft, make lights flash, step-by-step challenges show you how. Discover 100+ apps, browse the web, and more.

Perfect for beginners. Create, don’t just consume technology.

Product Features

  • Everything you need in one box. Raspberry Pi 3, programmable LED lights, DIY case, power button, wireless keyboard with trackpad, memory, HDMI and power cables, Kano’s operating system, coding challenges, stickers and lots of apps.
  • With playful projects and simple steps you’ll learn to code art, music, apps, games and more. Don’t just play Minecraft, hack it.
  • Browse the internet, use your favorite apps like YouTube, Whatsapp, Google Docs, Maps, Codecademy, Wikipedia and more.
  • Plug into any HDMI screen. Includes Lifetime Care and 1 year warranty. For ages 6+
  • Trusted by over 2000 schools and code clubs. Winners of the family choice award, webby award, red dot award, cannes gold lions and more

Comments

Daniel S says:

Great product, applications and service! I bought the Kano Computer Kit for my then 5 year old son in November 2015. I am a systems engineer by trade and have been building computers/servers for 20 years. I could have easily put together all the Raspberry Pi parts needed to do this (or even built a full computer), and loaded the Kano OS on it, for less money. However, you have to understand that this isn’t what the Kano is all about. The whole idea behind Kano is for your child to be a part of the process, and feel like they can do it all. The packaging is very well laid out, and they have a great little book that tells you how to put it all together, while explaining in terms that a young child can understand, what all this stuff does. Once it’s built and powered up, it doesn’t just dump you into a dashboard and expect you to read and figure things out. It comes up with a Matrix inspired shell and asks you a few questions. This is how it starts. Without even knowing that they are doing it, your kids are telling the computer…

Debbie Lee Wesselmann says:

Frustrating At Times, But Still Great for Learning (4- Stars) I’m at a loss on how many stars to give the Kano Computer Kit — sometimes I hate it and sometimes I love it, but three stars seems too low for something that can teach young and old alike how to code. The kit comes with a Raspberry Pi 3, a clear plastic case, a memory card, a power button, an HDMI cable, a power pack, a wireless keyboard in a kid-friendly size, and instructions on how to assemble the computer. “Assembling” is a better description than “making your own” because it’s basically snapping a few parts together without needing to understand the components of a computer. It takes about five minutes to put together. The real power of this kit is the building-block coding challenges. Note: This review is for the 2017 version, not the 2016 one; the reviews share the same product page.I’d rather talk about my frustrations first so I can end on a positive note. I first tried to hook up Kano to an HDTV set, but the set kept saying that the…

Shelby W says:

10/10 Would Reccomend XMAS present for 10yo coding obsessed nephew. The entire week of Christmas this was the only gift he touched. Does have some glitches, Christmas day (10 minutes in) the keyboard totally froze and he was unable to play with it. Put in a letter to the support team, and they called me within 30 minutes, ON CHRISTMAS! More satisfied with the customer service than anything, great company!

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