Build your own computer. Follow the story, plug the parts, see how it works. Learn to code art, games and music. Hack Minecraft, make lights flash, step-by-step challenges show you how. Discover 100+ apps, browse the web, and more. Perfect for beginners. Create, don't just consume technology.
Open the box, pull out the bits, button and brain. Follow the story page-by-page, build your own computer all by yourself. Look inside, see how it works and bring it to life. Learn about sound, power, pixels and processors. Simple, fun and for everyone.
Learn by making landscapes and geometric rainbows. Code your own musical masterpieces, and animations that move to your voice. Don’t just play games, change the rules. Take control of Minecraft, Pong and Snake.
Browse the internet, watch YouTube, research with Wikipedia, write stories, play games, zoom in on maps, chat with friends on WhatsApp. Code with Scratch, and Codecademy
Join the safe and friendly Kano community. Create, collaborate and compete with people around the world. Be inspired, see the code behind their creations, learn how they work, and make them your own.
“Unleash your inner mad inventor. Banish boring rectangles by making your own crazy, colorful gadgets.” - Stuff “Trains a generation to perceive the world as endlessly programmable” – Wired “Clever, entertaining, educational” – USA Today
Describe your product in 3 words.
Anyone Can Make!
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Kano started because of a challenge from Micah, 6. He wanted to build his own computer. But didn’t want “anyone to teach him.” It had to be “as simple and fun as Lego".
What makes your product special?
The Kano Computer kit allows anyone to learn to code through play. Through hundreds of specially designed challenges users can learn to make apps, art, and more by learning the essentials of programming.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
We've been able to work with hundreds of passionate creative technology advocates, inspiring creators across the world - from South London to South Africa.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.