Kano Computer Kit
- Recommended Grades: 1+
- Lesson Plan Sample PDF
Build and code your own computer. Follow the story, plug the parts, see how it works. Gather round the TV and create with friends. Learn to code art, games, music. Hack Minecraft, make LED lights dance. 100's step-by-step challenges show you how. Watch YouTube, search Wikipedia, write stories.
Make a computer, learn to code
Build and code your own computer, powered by the Raspberry Pi 3.
Learn to code with 100s of stories and step-by-step challenge.
Learn to code: 100's of stories and step-by-step challenges show you how to make games, art, music, hack Minecraft and control it's LED lights.
Make art, games and music. Hack Minecraft. Control light
Connect to the internet, and use your favorite apps like YouTube, Whatsapp, Google Maps and Wikipedia.
Connect to the Internet, YouTube, Wikipedia, Google Maps and more.
Includes memory card, wireless keyboard, power cable, LED lights that tell you what it's doing, and HDMI cable to connect to a screen or TV.
Lifetime Support and 1 year warranty.
Suitable for ages 6+ (assistance may be needed for ages 6-8). No technical knowledge required. Includes Lifetime Support and a 1 year warranty.
What's in the box?
What you can make with Kano:
Kano Computer Kit FAQs:
What is the Computer Kit?
The Computer Kit is a computer anyone can make, like LEGO. You build and code it yourself. It’s a fun way to make, play and express your creativity with technology, and not just consume it. Learn to code in simple steps, use 100’s of third party apps like YouTube and Wikipedia, and so much more.
What is the recommended age for the Computer Kit?
The Computer Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. Typically, we recommend a starting point of beginners aged 6+, but children who can read/write might start earlier. Thanks to the easy-to-use visual coding environment, anyone can make and play with it.
Does it include parental controls?
Yes, the Computer Kit includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing.
Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit?
Some children ages 6-8 years old may require parental supervision reading the storybook and assembling the components. Other than that, no, unless adults in the room want to learn more about code!
What monitor or screen can I use?
The Computer Kit is compatible with any HDMI-compatible TV or monitor. We recommend that you get a separate, dedicated monitor for the Computer Kit as it increases the time spent learning on the kit, and reduces distraction from TV, games console or other devices.
Are you sure parents don’t need to know about computers?
We guarantee that no technical wizardry is required. We provide a step-by-step storybook to guide you you through the build process, as well as starting up your new computer. All Kano kits also come with lifetime support for parents and kids.
How do you learn code with the Computer Kit?
The Computer Kit includes over 150 hours of ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including art, animations, games, and step-by-step coding challenges. You can also use Scratch, Code Academy, or one of our other supported third party apps to improve your coding skills.
What else can you do with the Computer Kit?
The Computer Kit includes hundreds of hours of projects, tutorials, guided challenges and much more. It connects with Kano World, where makers worldwide share their projects so others can remix them. There are also 100’s of third party apps, from web browsing (with parental controls) to coding experiences and physics game, with many others in between.
Does the Computer Kit need to be connected to the Internet?
No, but the experience is greatly enhanced with a working internet connection. We recommend that Kits are connected to the Internet to ensure you have the latest software. Also, some third party apps may not work without Internet access. Much of the Kano experience is lost when Kits are not connected.
What is the difference between the 2017 Computer Kit and the Complete Computer Kit?
Kano Computer Kit Tech Specs:
Raspberry Pi 3 - 1.2GHz quad Cortex A53 - 64bit
3 USB Ports, 802.11n Wireless LAN, Ethernet Port, HDMI
3,000 mAh Lithium Battery
15m wireless Radio Frequency, 40h battery life
400MHz VideoCore IV
Kano OS Lovelace 3.0
Computer Kit for all ages, parental help may be needed for ages 6 to 8, no technical knowledge required. 3 levels of parental controls
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