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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


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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    No Pros

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (16), No (9)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Well worth it 2 yrs later

    My son has had his Kano for over two years now, and it is still in use. One of the best products/"toys" he has. This is not something your...Read complete review

    My son has had his Kano for over two years now, and it is still in use. One of the best products/"toys" he has. This is not something your child will play with for a week and then you will never see it again. He has learned so much about coding and computers. He is able to manipulate Minecraft in so many ways. I'm talking Minecraft- one of the top games kids play across the planet!! He is able to create art and apps. Kano World constantly has new challenges for kids to extend their programming skills, and their online world is an extremely safe place for kids to "hang out" with others who enjoy Kano and all of the capabilities this product brings to young minds. And the kicker...they think they are "playing" - any parent dream!!! The extension kits (build your own screen kit, power up kit, and hopefully more to come-he did get the screen and power up kit last year and loves that too!) keep the excitement going. Well worth the purchase!

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    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

    Suggest

    By Linda

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    My son (9)is having a great time coding on this device. I wish there was a more learning experience when putting together but overall it's a great product

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    4.0

    Satisfied

    By CoolMom

    from El Paso, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    I was a little skeptical after reading some of the reviews for this product, but decided to purchase it anyway. Both of my boys one 8 and the other 7 love it! My oldest was able to figure out the coding right away and his younger brother enjoys using it to play games and watch youtube. Very happy with my purchase. Also it was fairly easy for them to set this up without me intervening.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Irina

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    Product looks very cool, easy to assemble for a kid. I am still trying to figure out how it helps kids to develop programming skills. My kid loves it though.

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    4.0

    Amazing computer for kids!

    By Making things work

    from Alameda, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    Super easy to set up, The Kano has given us hours of fun learning basic modifications to mine craft, pong and other adventures. The step by step guides are great. I would highly recommend this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    She was so ready to code

    By charlotte

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    Neat computer kit!

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    5.0

    I would buy again.

    By maria

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    My grandson loves it.

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    5.0

    GREAT!!!

    By Krissy

    from Murrieta, ca

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    We gave this to my son for Christmas. He loved it! He is learning how to code and learning new things everyday.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    I'm so glad I found this product. My grandson loves it!

    By Kay

    from Thompsons Station, TN

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    The Kano computer was easy for my 8 year old grandson to assemble and put to use. He has remained intrigued with the whole process of learning, it's fun for him. I've already decided to purchase the Kano screen and possibly other additions as they come along. It's one of the best gift ideas I've ever had.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    This was a winner

    By Daytona Beach

    from Daytona Beach,Fl

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    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    This was a Christmas gift for my 12 year old and he loves it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    My 9 year old son loves it

    By Linda K

    from Greenville,SC

    Comments about Kano Build Your Own Computer Kit:

    My son received this for Christmas and loves it. Even though it doesn't take much to build it, he's having a ball with The programming

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