I’ve lost count of how many computers I’ve built over the years, but I think it is safe to say that the Kano Computer was the easiest build ever. So simple a child could do it. Kano founders, Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Alex Klein, and Saul Klein, wanted to figure out what the next generation’s computer would be like, so they asked Micah, Saul’s seven-year-old son. Micah advised that he wanted to build the computer himself but it “had to be as simple and fun as Lego,” and “no one teaches me how to do it.”
The Kano is “a computer and coding kit, designed for all ages, all over the world.” It will get “you programming in minutes, with simple blocks that create real code.” It’s designed to “to give young people – and the young at heart – a simple, fun way to make and play with technology, and take control of the world around them.”
In reality what is the Kano? According to the Kano website the kit includes a Raspberry Pi along with a keyboard, SD card with the Kano OS, speaker, case, power supply, cables, WiFi USB adapter and written materials designed to help those totally new to the tech scene how to assemble and program a R-Pi setup. It retails for $149.99 shipping included.
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