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Kano DIY Computer Kit

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A Computer Anyone Can Make

  • Build your own computer - Raspberry Pi 3 inside
  • Learn to code apps, music, art, games and more
  • Kids ages 6 to 81 have built computers with Kano

Who knew all those plastic brick building kits were preparing us all for something greater? This kit starts with the familiar building instructions, but when you're done, you'll have a real working computer! And the learning keeps going after the computer is built: the unique open-source Kano operating system (Kano OS) is designed to demystify the PC and teach computational thinking. Step-by-step challenges will level you up slowly, rewarding you using game mechanics as you learn real code (Python, JavaScript, and UNIX). Unlock programming powers by typing code, dragging blocks, and casting terminal commands like spells, and you'll be creating real apps, games, art, music, videos, and more, in no time!

Hook it up to a monitor with the included HDMI cable, or go one step further: build your own! With the screen kit, you'll put together a 1280 x 800 pixel 720p HD display, giving your Kano a gorgeously sharp picture, and you'll learn about how tiny bits of red, green, and blue make 16.7 million colors. You can even use your newly built screen with any computer, as a second screen for your laptop, a screen for your gaming console, or as a monitor on film or photography shoots. With a portable case and screen stand, your Kano screen goes anywhere you do, so you can code, game, and create on the go.

Kano DIY Computer Kit

Product Specifications
  • Kano DIY Computer Kit
  • Choose Computer Kit or Screen Kit
  • Build your own computer with simple, easy step-by-step instructions
  • Apps teach you to use code to hack Minecraft, make art, hack classic games, and do so much more
  • For all ages, no technical knowledge required
  • Kids under 8, still learning to read, may need a little help
  • 3 levels of parental controls
  • Raspberry Pi 3 inside, suitable for advanced users
  • Open-source operating system (Kano OS)
  • Teaches real code (Python, Javascript, Unix)
  • Hundreds of hours of powerful projects
  • Game-mechanics-based system of challenges reward you for learning
  • Computer Kit includes:
    • Raspberry Pi 3 (CPU)
    • Wireless Keyboard + Touchpad
    • DIY Speaker
    • Custom Case
    • 8GB SD Card
    • Power Supply + Micro-USB
    • HDMI Cable
    • Story Book (instructions)
    • Stickers
  • Computer Kit Tech Specs:
    • Board: Raspberry Pi 3
    • Graphics: 400MHz VideoCore IV
    • Ram: 1GB
    • Operating System: Kano OS Beta 3.0 (Linux)
    • Processor: 1.2GHz quad Cortex A53 - 64bit
    • Connectivity: 4 USB ports, 802.11n Wireless LAN, Ethernet Port, HDMI
    • Keyboard: 15m wireless Radio Frequency, 40h battery life
  • Screen Kit includes:
    • HD Screen
    • Screen Stand
    • Case
    • Power Supply
    • HDMI Cable
    • Pixel Viewer
    • Story Book (instructions)
    • Stickers
  • Screen Kit Tech Specs:
    • 10.1’ LCD HDMI Screen
    • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixel 720p
    • Compatibility: HDMI-compatible with any device at home

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