“The Kano Computer Kit lets kids as young as 6 learn about and put together the basic parts of a computer without a grown-up’s help. Once it’s built, kids use Kano’s apps to code, play and explore.”
Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.
“Wonderful kits to build and play with their very own computer – various bundles available. Just remember to reclaim the money once they make their first Silicon Valley million.”
Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.
The Kano Computer Kit is offered to you in a ravishing magnetic catch box, with its building blocks carefully packed in damage free foam supports.
This kit is underpinned by the concept of the once popular Model B board from Raspberry Pi 3. It’s an independent computer system that encompasses a RAM, processor, a microSD card that is used as internal storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, four USB-A ports and more. The contents also sport a 10.1-inch screen.
The Kids can easily plug in the color-coded wires and components referring to an 81 page long, detailed and highly illustrated user manual, that indicates color codes like blue for sound and red for power. Once assembled, the board can be plugged directly behind the screen through dedicated pegs.
All the components in the box are made to look funky because of its specific color codes.
The operating system, Kanos OS includes various code-learning utilities like Terminal Quest, Kano Code, Hack Minecraft, Make Art, Make Pong, Scratch and Make Snake. Each and every program in the Kano OS depends on code-based blocks that are put together like a jigsaw. The Make Light program even makes it mandatory for the kids to type in coding lines to understand the functionality of each line.
In short, Kano’s Computer Kit is an interesting and fun-filled solution for teaching the kids to both assemble a computer and code at the same time.