A playful computer and coding kit for ages 6 and up — just like LEGO
Draw art, make music, code games, like Minecraft, Snake and Pong. Build over 1000 creative projects.
Kids join a community of creators and learners from 86 countries.
Kids learn skills and level up by completing challenges and sharing with friends.
The most-crowdfunded learning invention ever.
Order the bundle now and get the Computer Kit end of January 2016, with the Screen Kit shipping March 2016.
The Kano Computer Kit is a computer anyone can make™. You build and code it yourself. It’s a fun way to make, play and express your creativity with technology.
Kano is for kids and the young at heart! We've found it works especially well for children between the ages of 6 and 12.
Kano Kids are using the Computer Kit today to:
Build a computer with plug-and-play pieces
Make music and artworks with code
Create games like Pong and Snake. Code worlds in Minecraft
Build radios, servers, and websites
Do homework, make documents
No prior knowledge is needed. We provide a step-by-step storybook, the Kano Book to guide you.
Some children between 6-8 years old may require parental supervision when reading the Kano Book and assembling the Computer Kit components. Children 8 years and older are proven to be quite self sufficient on their Kano!
The Computer Kit comes with 11 plug-and-play components including:
A Raspberry Pi 2
Wireless keyboard with multi-touch trackpad
A DIY speaker, case-mounted and powered by GPIO
Power and HDMI cables
Wi-Fi dongle, Kano OS 8GB Memory Card
A US, UK or EU USB power supply
Two illustrated story books: “Make a computer” and “Code powers”
4 sheets of stickers and case cards
The Kano Computer Kit weighs 3.2 lbs/1.45 kg. Its dimensions are:
15" x 8" x 3"
46 x 21 x 8 cm
We provide a 1-year warranty on the Kano Computer Kit. Full details can be found here.
The Kano Computer Kit does not come with a screen but it works with almost any TV or Monitor with an HDMI connection.Monitors with VGA or DVI connections will require the purchase of an additional adapter to support Kano. To find out the recommended adapters please have a look at this help article.
We have just released The Screen Kit - An HD Display Anyone Can Make. It's a portable, playful HD display you build yourself. It’s a new make-it-yourself moment, to demystify the display, and take Kano portable.
You can get your Kano Computer Kit online quickly and easily using the Wi-Fi dongle in the box. Don’t have Wi-Fi? No problem - you can use a wired connection too.
The Kano Computer Kit is currently only available in English. We’re working on translating Kano into other languages. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.
Yes, there are 4 levels of parental controls on the Kano Computer Kit. These range from blocking blacklisted websites to only allowing access on Kano World.
Yes, Kano is being used in hundreds of schools across the US, UK, EU, Asia and even parts of Africa. For those specifically interested in purchasing Kano for education, please get in touch to see how we can help.
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