Kano: A computer anyone can make


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A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.

It’s a computer you make yourself. It’s simple, fun, and for everyone. And we need your help to make it happen. Kano emerged from a year of making computers with hundreds of kids, teachers, engineers, and artists. It’s based on simple steps, physical computing, and play.

What can I do with it?

  • A computer, powered by Raspberry Pi
  • Games like Pong, Snake
  • Music and sounds
  • HD video
  • A speaker
  • Towers of dynamite (…in Minecraft)
  • A wireless server
  • A custom case, with stickers, decals, or any printed design
  • Most Debian Linux packages
  • Pretty much anything else, because Kano is open source

Kano is a toolkit for anyone to start coding right away. It is based on the popular Raspberry Pi computer, using a version of Debian Linux. It has a visual programming language called Kano Blocks, reminiscent of Scratch, that allows children to learn faster and better. Kano has been designed to be easy to assemble and get started, making it a very inspiring and engaging introduction to computing.

We have invested in the Kano Lab – which means we’ll be receiving 10 kits mid 2014 with a special curriculum pack for educators. Very excited with the possibilities for ScienceRewired as we plan out a series of sessions to mix coding with science.

Register your interest for more information.

Organisation: Kano
Point of contact: hello@kano.me
Project link: http://www.kano.me/

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