Kano: A Computer Your Kids Can Build
It’s no secret kids love any touch screen the world can invent. But playing with these devices is far different from learning how they actually work.
Powered by Raspberry Pi, the kit includes all the components needed to make a computer:
Once the computer is built, it can be hooked up to a monitor.
Kano creators Alex Klein, Yonatan Raz-Fridman and Saul Klein first consulted with Klein’s seven-year-old cousin, who told them the kit had to be as fun to put together as Lego — and easy enough to figure out on his own.
The team toured the world consulting kids in various countries to expand on their original idea. The whole kit was finally realized with industrial design help from the London creative agency MAP.
If you think this is a good idea, you are not alone. Kano smashed their original Kickstarter goal of $100,000 (which they raised in one day) and has to date raised over a million dollars to launch the project.
But if you’re thinking, ‘Christmas!’ well, you’d better make it an IOU. Expected delivery is January.