Have you ever wanted to build your own computer but never knew where to begin? Now’s your chance! With the award-winning Kano Computer Kit and simple story book you’ll not only build your own powerful computer, you’ll bring it to life!
With simple steps and playful projects you’ll learn how to code art, music, apps, games and more. It’s a fun way to make, play, and express your creativity with technology — built and coded by you.
Kano’s kit comes with 10 plug-and-play components including:
Raspberry Pi 3 computer
programmable light ring
power and HDMI cables
USB power supply
and an illustrated story book and 2 sheets of stickers and case cards.
No prior knowledge is needed, and the Kano Book — a step-by-step storybook — is provided to help guide you.
Kano is being used in hundreds of schools across the US, UK, EU, Asia and even parts of Africa. Check out Kano’s educator’s page!
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!
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