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Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit

Computers are a part of everyday life now, so learning to build and program them is a useful skill to have. With this Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit, you'll be able to construct a working machine and then bring it to life, even if you have no prior experience. Utilize the Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard, custom case, memory card and power supply to assemble your own computer, then follow the story-based adventure to learn the ins and outs of coding in a fun, engaging way. Throughout your journey, you'll figure out how to program art, music, animations and apps, as well as add unique twists on popular games, including Minecraft, Snake and Pong. Embrace the technological world we live in with this computer kit!

Product Highlights

  • This kit comes with all the components needed to build your own computer, including a Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard, custom case, memory card and power supply
  • Operating system turns coding into a story-based adventure with unique challenges, so you can learn the fundamentals of programming languages, including JavaScript and Python
  • Figure out how to code art, music, animations, apps, games and more through a series of playful projects, then share them for the world to see
  • Wireless keyboard lets you play and learn from the comfort of your couch
  • Use the included cable to connect the computer to any HDMI screen or the Kano Build Your Own Computer Screen Kit (sold separately)
  • With more than 150 hours of creative play available, you'll be able to hack popular games, such as Minecraft, Snake and Pong, to add your own personal touch to them
  • Recommended for ages 6 years and older

What's Included

  • Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard, custom case
  • Wireless keyboard, speaker, HDMI cables, memory card
  • Guided storybook and stickers
  • US power supply
Custom creation
Build your very own computer with this kit, which comes with a Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard, custom case, memory card and power supply to help you get the job done.
Figure out the basics
Follow the story-based adventure for an engaging experience as you learn the fundamentals of programming. Through a variety of challenges, you'll be able to code using languages, such as JavaScript and Python, in no time.
Fun way to learn
With a series of playful projects, you'll learn to code art, music, animations, apps, games and more. Share your creations online to show off your skills.
Free to move around
You don't have to be tied to your computer chair. This kit includes a wireless keyboard, so you can get comfortable as you prepare to discover the secrets of the computer.
 

Product Description


  • Family Choice Award 2016
    Red Dot Design Award 2015
    Design Museum, Design of the Year Award
    Webby Award 2014, 2015, 2016

  • CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

    The Kano Computer Kit is the simplest way to start coding, for ages 6 and up. The kit includes all the components you need to build a real working computer. A beautifully illustrated book steps you through the process, so you learn while you build. Then, connect it to a TV, or the Kano Screen Kit, and watch your computer come to life. The Kano Computer Kit includes a collection of easy-to-use apps to help you make art, music, or code games like Pong, Snake or Minecraft. The step-by-step tutorials and challenges combine to create over 150 hours of play and learning. From the first simple exercises, the apps will teach the fundamentals of today's programming languages like Java script and Python. Kanos mission is to give people a simple, fun way to create with technology, and take control of the world around them.

    The Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit Features:
    • An illustrated storybook provides step-by-step instructions for how to build your computer.

    • With range the amazing Kano apps, you can make pictures, songs and light shows. Or hack games like Pong and Minecraft.

    • The Kano Computer Kit includes 150 hours of tutorials and challenges, from basics to real programming skills.

    • The Kano Computer Kit includes all the components you need to build your own computer: A brain, memory, wireless keyboard, speaker, case, cables and power supply. Connect it to your TV, computer or Screen Kit to start learning.


    Product Awards:
    • Family Choice Award 2016

    • Red Dot Design Award 2015

    • Design Museum, Design of the Year Award

    • Webby Award 2014, 2015, 2016

    Features

    • An illustrated storybook provides step-by-step instructions for how to build your computer.
    • With range the amazing Kano apps, you can make pictures, songs and light shows. Or hack games like Pong and Minecraft.
    • The Kano Computer Kit includes 150 hours of tutorials and challenges, from basics to real programming skills.
    • The Kano Computer Kit includes all the components you need to build your own computer: A brain, memory, wireless keyboard, speaker, case, cables and power supply. Connect it to your TV, computer or Screen Kit to start learning.

    Additional Info

    675808

    0A3AFADC

    5060402800375

    1000G-02

    If you are shipping this item to California, an eWaste Recycling Fee will be applied at checkout.

    2 pounds

    11.1 x 8.3 x 2.2

    How to Get It


    • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
    • This item can also be shipped to APO/FPO addresses and to P.O. Boxes in all 50 states


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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    No Pros

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (10), No (6)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    love this

    love this product. always wanted to learn code but never knew any one who knew it to teach me. and the bonus is I now have a keyboard to work with my tv.

    love this product. always wanted to learn code but never knew any one who knew it to teach me. and the bonus is I now have a keyboard to work with my tv.

    VS

    Most Helpful Critical Review

     

    Original Buyer

    I did not buy this product through Toys"R"us but I was one of the original Kickstarter backers of this product and now I have seen this here I had to leave a...Read complete review

    I did not buy this product through Toys"R"us but I was one of the original Kickstarter backers of this product and now I have seen this here I had to leave a note on my experience.

    I thought this project was great until I actually got the product, the keyboard is seriously lacking quality and having to connect this to our TV was a real hassle (the bluetooth connection on it broke after 1 week, I did get a replacement from them in about 3 weeks which promptly broke as well!) - our son was so close to the screen, so we bought a cheap HDMI monitor for $100 so he could work on it like a normal computer. The Kano operating system was and still is very limited in that he used it to actually learn for maybe one full day and then just watched Youtube videos on it.

    I originally got this kit because it looked like a nice alternative to getting a Raspberry Pi and all the bits myself, but now there is an official Raspberry Pi starter kit now (for much cheaper I should add) which looks just as good in my opinion and does all the same things. The Kano screen is very expensive and you can buy a much nicer HDMI monitor for the same price or lower with a bigger screen that won't have your child looking down at the desk all the time. All in all this was a waste of money for an educational gift and seeing what is available now I just can't recommend it at all. So much so I am leaving this review so others have an honest chance to know what they are really buying as some of these 'reviews' look pretty dubious to me.

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    4.0

    Christmas Gift

    By A

    from OH

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    It is still in a box but we have high hopes for this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great idea

    By Kimberly

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    Bought as Christmas gift so haven't used it yet but my hubby is a computer guy and he thinks this is fantastic!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Original Buyer

    By Original Kickstarter Dad

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    I did not buy this product through Toys"R"us but I was one of the original Kickstarter backers of this product and now I have seen this here I had to leave a note on my experience.

    I thought this project was great until I actually got the product, the keyboard is seriously lacking quality and having to connect this to our TV was a real hassle (the bluetooth connection on it broke after 1 week, I did get a replacement from them in about 3 weeks which promptly broke as well!) - our son was so close to the screen, so we bought a cheap HDMI monitor for $100 so he could work on it like a normal computer. The Kano operating system was and still is very limited in that he used it to actually learn for maybe one full day and then just watched Youtube videos on it.

    I originally got this kit because it looked like a nice alternative to getting a Raspberry Pi and all the bits myself, but now there is an official Raspberry Pi starter kit now (for much cheaper I should add) which looks just as good in my opinion and does all the same things. The Kano screen is very expensive and you can buy a much nicer HDMI monitor for the same price or lower with a bigger screen that won't have your child looking down at the desk all the time. All in all this was a waste of money for an educational gift and seeing what is available now I just can't recommend it at all. So much so I am leaving this review so others have an honest chance to know what they are really buying as some of these 'reviews' look pretty dubious to me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great learning tool

    By The#1 mom

    from Huntsville, AL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    The product is a great learning tool in STEM.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Fun to open but not played with anymore

    By NYNY

    from New York City

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    I bought this for our sons 8th birthday present, as he loves Minecraft and seemed to want to do DIY computing. He really loved putting it together but after a couple of hours of clicking around last week has not gone back to it since and it seems like he doesn't have an interest in his Kano anymore. Maybe for a more computer based family this will do the trick but it's really not been great for us and for the price it's a fairly expensive toy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    amazing

    By mom

    from pomona, ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    amazing my son absolutely loved it

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Looking forward to using this!

    By null

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    My son has not used this yet. He is 7 and asked for it when he saw it in the Christmas Flyer. He has built a robot at science camp and at home and he has another coding game. However this is something I am hoping will challenge him and while having fun at the same time.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a Xmas present

    By Taken

    from Delaware

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    We havnt opened it yet. It's a gift for my son. It's was his number one must have item. So I hope it's great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Xmas Gift

    By Colorado Mom

    from Denver, Co

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    This is a Christmas gift, but I'm really excited for my daughter to have this! It's a STEM toy that will have lasting value and will allow her to grow with it. (She's six now.)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great computer kit for kids and adults

    By LL

    from Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    • great for kids and adults
    • visually appealing

    Cons

    • no screen included, any HDMI screen works though

    Best Uses

    • more uses beyond just the accompanying kit
    • simple computer for kids and adults
    • teaching kids how to program and code

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    Really great way to get my kids interested in programming; the Kano OS and accompanying peripherals are very kid friendly and engaging, my kids love it! The basis for the Kano kit is the raspberry pi 3 motherboard which can also be used for many other projects for kids and adults alike.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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