Kano: a computer anyone can make

November 22, 2013

(Credit: Kano)

Kano is a computer you make yourself. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi.

What’s inside

  1. Kano Books, illustrated and intuitive
  2. Kano OS and Levels on 8GB SD card
  3. DIY Speaker
  4. Raspberry Pi Model B
  5. Kano Keyboard Combo
  6. Custom case
  7. Card mods and stencils
  8. Stickers!
  9. Cables: HDMI*, Mini-USB
  10. Smart power plug (all region pins available)
  11. WiFi powerup

“We made a computer!” (Credit: Kano Academy)

The software combines Kano OS, a distribution of Debian Linux, with an interface that feels a bit like a console game. It runs six Kano Levels, software projects to make Pong, Snake, Minecraft, videos, and music.

“Connect blocks, output Python or Javascript, and see games change before your eyes, with live code updating. Make your own power-ups (two-player-mode, teleportation) then earn new ones. Huge Pong balls! Massive TNT towers! Code cheats, beat your friends.”

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