10 things you could do with the Kano Camera Kit (Cat GIF included)

The Kano Camera Kit is the first camera you build and code yourself. Yes, you can make it do many things any normal camera can do (Zzz, booring!). Or, with Kano Code, a few simple code blocks and a little imagination, you can make it do some really, really fun things.

Here's 10 cool things by some of our Kano World community members, try some out now with Kano Code or see more things you can do with the Camera Kit on Kickstarter.

1. RANDOM COLOR FLASH

by angeliki

Camera + Kano Code + Love of color

Let’s start with an easy one. With just a few simple code blocks you can make the camera flash a different color every time you press the trigger! Blue, yellow, red, orange, purple, electric violet, cyclamen, green… you get the picture.

2. GIF FACTORY

by captcake

Camera + Kano Code + Cat

You can make your own GIFS or stop-frame animations instantly. Of yourself, your cat (that one below is mine), those action figures you have stashed in a cupboard, or just about anything! Save your GIF whenever you’re ready and upload it for your friends to see.

Try it out now or Download my cat GIF

3. MICROSCOPE

by lukeumber

Camera + Macro Lens + Gesture Sensor

Take super close, detailed shots like a microscope. Get up close and personal on scientific studies of plants. Or just make awesome shots of your eye like this one.

Go one step further, plug in the Gesture Sensor and use it to make noise when the camera is in focus!

4. ALBUM COVER CAM

by aaronhinchion

Camera + Kano Code + Cool pose

A filter that makes any photo you take look like a super-cool album cover, instantly. Make the text random for every shot and see what magic comes out.

Try it out now

5. ANGER SELFIE

by dominique

Camera + In-built mic + Kano Code

The camera automatically takes angry green selfies when you make a loud noise. The louder you are, the greener you become! Try shouting “CHEESE”. Or “BLURRRGH” (that’s the noise you make when you stick your tongue out).

Try it out now

6. CRITTER CAM

by brandon

Camera + Tripwire Sensor + Sense of adventure

Use the Tripwire Sensor, to snap animals in your garden at night time. See what amazing creatures sneak around under the cover of darkness.

Be even cleverer and with just a few blocks of code add live time, date and weather information, so you know exactly when the image was taken.

7. CLOUD CAM

by mikegreer

Camera + Weather Data + Umbrella

Like beautiful photos of stormy clouds? Want to grab great snaps of sunny skies? Don’t wait around all day. With just a few code blocks and some live weather data you can make your camera automatically take pictures based on the weather.

8. CLICK TWIST DRUM MACHINE

by alexklein

Camera + Kano Code + Sense of rhythm

When is a camera not a camera? When you code it to be a drum machine. That’s right, why just take pictures with your camera, why not code it to create music too?!

9. FREE FALL CAM

By kevinmurphy

Camera + Tilt Sensor + Good hands

Plug in the Tilt Sensor. Throw your camera into the air and see the amazing photos it snaps on it’s way down, thanks to the accelerometer. Then catch your camera. Or miss it and feel sad.

10. EMOJI CAM

by arif

Camera + Stickers + Sense of fun

Automatically replace friend’s faces with funny stickers or emojis. Make the stickers random so you never know what they’ll come out as!