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- Build a sensor – detect 3D hand motions. Four powerful light beams. Learn how it works as you build. Tablet not included.
- Play with force powers – Swing light sabers, force push Stormtroopers, pilot X-wings.
- Make your own stories – make BB-8 fly, fill the Falcon with Porgs, levitate baby Yoda. Hundreds of characters, weapons, starships, and planets.
- Make music – learn to code beats, melodies, sound effects, and music inspired by the films with this stem toy.
- Most award-winning STEM company – coding for kids has never been this simple, playful, and powerful. The Kano system has won the red dot design award, German design award, innovation by design award, cannes gold Lion, and is fast company second most innovative company in consumer electronics (second only to Apple).
- Share – the safest kids coding community. Share your creations and remix millions of others with the Star Wars Kano world community.
- Satisfaction guaranteed - no coding skills necessary. Some reading skills required. 1 year Warranty. Recommended for ages 6+.
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Learn the ways of the Force
Go from learner to master, choose the light side or dark side. Learn to code, create, and play endless adventures, then share them with the Star Wars Kano World community.
Make it yourself
Open the box, pop out the parts. Follow the book, connect the board, button, and bits. Play with sensors, see how they work.
Learn to code
Explore the Force
Move your hand to swing lightsabers, levitate X-wings, pilot starships, make Force lightning, Jedi Mind Trick stormtroopers, and more.
Code your galaxy
Create your own Star Wars adventures with iconic characters, creatures, starships, sounds, and planets. Simple for beginners, expansive for experts.
Share your adventures
Be inspired. Make, share, and play adventures with the Star Wars Kano World community. See the code behind any creation, then tweak it to make it your own. Safe and friendly.
What’s your Star Wars story?
Choose the light side or the dark side. Code a blue or red lightsaber, pilot an X-wing or TIE fighter, levitate stormtroopers or Rebels. Unlock costumes, lightsabers, and droids for your avatar.
Software: Windows 10, S mode, Home, or Pro (1703 Creator’s Update or newer)
Hardware: 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor Minimum 4GB RAM Bluetooth Low Energy
(Bluetooth Smart 4.0, Bluetooth LE 4.1, Bluetooth LE 4.2, Bluetooth LE 5.0)
Software: iOS 12 or iPadOS
Hardware: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation) 9.7-inch iPad Pro (1st generation) iPad (7th generation) iPad (6th generation) iPad (5th generation) iPad mini (5th generation) iPad mini (4th generation) iPad Air (3rd generation) iPad Air (2nd generation)
Software: Mac OS 10.13 or later
Hardware: Minimum 4GB RAM Intel 64-bit processor - Core m, Core m3, Core m5, Core m7, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Xeon. Bluetooth Low Energy
(Bluetooth Smart 4.0, Bluetooth LE 4.2, Bluetooth LE 5.0)
Amazon Fire Tablets
Software: Fire OS 188.8.131.52 or higher
Hardware: Fire HD 10 (2017) or newer Please note: Fire devices that are running Amazon FreeTime or set up with a Fire For Kids account will not be able to connect to the Star Wars The Force Coding Kit, due to parental controls imposed on Bluetooth connectivity by App/Account settings.
Make a sensor – detect 3D hand motions. Learn how it works as you build.play with force powers – Swing Lightsabers, levitate the child (baby Yoda), pilot X-wings.most award-winning STEM Company – winner of the red dot design award, German design award, innovation by design award, Cannes gold Lion, and fast company's second most innovative company in consumer electronics (second only to Apple). coding for kids has never been this simple, playful, and powerful.share with the Star Wars Kano world community – the safest kids coding community. Share your creations and remix millions of others.
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> Super kid friendly. I would say they aimed it at a large age range and anyone can use it (even adults!), but it would be most appealing to ages 9-15 or so. My niece (5) was way too young to think about being interested, and my nephew was a good age for it. He's a serious gamer and this is different than his norm, but he also didn't think he was too cool to do it. He had interest and enjoys it.
> it's easy. The first steps are in a super easy to read/follow manual, just telling you to put the sensor together (there are only a few steps). After the sensor is put together, you install the app and begin the "coding" portion, in something that looks like a game. They give you different options on the "coding". So as a beginner, there's a graphic user interface (canvas) option that is fun, and you basically just drag and drop blocks that have commands on them that you can edit (for example - your building a light saber, so your choosing the color, etc) then you use the sensor to move your hand up and down to choose the size of the saber.. things like that. As your dragging blocks and making changes - it shows the changes your making, so that kids make the connection that they're editing things.
- Once you have surpassed this level and feel like your ready to move onto different and more challenging things, you can actually look at the java script behind what you built.
> Variety of things to do - There are "Adventure packs" and "coding challenges" and the company is releasing more all the time, so it should not get boring any time soon. Your doing things like, flying x wings, fighting storm troopers etc.
> Definitely Rated G - safe for all ages.
> Build Self confidence - Another great point: it's hard to fail at this. I can totally see it building self confidence for anyone who may need that. There are different levels of difficulty and anyone can open this up, built the sensor and successfully start interacting with the sensor to program it. This would definitely give a sense of accomplishment for some people, and they can continue on to learn harder things - or stick with the basic programming and get through all of the levels that way. It would indeed make a great gift. Having played it over the last couple of weeks - I would definitely be happy to get this for anyone between 9-15 who would be interested in anything like this. If your kid likes building things - it would especially appeal to them, but I can also see it appealing to kids outside of that traditional group too. I think if my niece were a few years older, she could have gotten into it, and they did a good job with the profiles - you build an avatar of yourself and there are many options.
1.) The app only works on a limited number of systems not including Samsung tablet. Annoying.
2.) It starts out fun and user friendly. However, joy and empowerment for your young coder quickly turns to intense frustration because the app FREEZES AND CRASHES CONSTANTLY throughout the game.
3.) The app keeps reporting that it is not connected to the PCB (hand controller disk) even though the iPad Bluetooth says it is connected.
In an hour of attempted play I was forced to restart the app at least 40 times. Certain tasks were impossible to move through due to permanent points of Freeze. The app code needs serious work.
The physical coding kit is great. It’s well packaged and easy enough for my 7 yr old to set up. She really loved this gift initially. For the physical kit I give it 4 stars. One small note is that once built the PCB turns itself on in the foam packaging because the power button is really sensitive. It will drain the battery when in storage which is annoying.
Overall, if it’s on a super sale you could consider purchasing this and just waiting a year for the app to catch up. My recommendation, don’t buy it at all until they do the work on the app that they should have done before launching.
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It was really disappointing as this was a birthday present but no matter how hard I tried I could not download the required app. I followed the instructions to the letter but just ended up going round and round in circles.
Honestly, a waste of time, effort and money.