A DIY Computer You Can Touch

Hello makers, inventors, tinkerers...

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new, very special version of Kano's award-winning Computer Kit that we can’t wait for you to get your hands on, the Computer Kit Touch - a touchscreen computer that anyone can make. Available now in the US ($279,99), UK(£279.99) and Canada (C$379.99). Check it out below.

Designed to help beginners of all ages to understand how a computer works, what’s going on behind the touchscreens that we use everyday, and how to create art, music, and games with code - the Computer Kit Touch is a DIY computer that we want you to touch.

Following the simple step-by-step storybook, you’ll bring the colour-coded components together to build your own touchscreen computer. And then embark upon the journey from beginner, to coder through hundreds of creative stories and challenges, where you’ll make your own art, music, and apps with the touch of a finger - at home, or on the go.

You’ll discover endless opportunities for creativity and play, as you remix the challenges and create your own interactive masterpieces to share with hundreds of thousands of creative coders, in our safe and friendly online community, Kano World, which houses over 660,000 creations and more than 57 million lines of code!

Your creative adventures with the Computer Kit Touch start from the moment you open the box, and get your hands on the brightly coloured components that you’ll use to build your touchscreen computer.

Following the step-by-step storybook, you’ll learn how batteries, sensors, circuit boards, and touchscreens work. And how they fit together to bring your computer to life!

Then you’ll start working through hundreds of creative coding challenges. Getting your hands all over the screen (and the code!), and making your own art, games, music and apps - Levelling up as you go!

The Computer Kit Touch is a powerful DIY Touchscreen computer and comes with familiar apps like YouTube, Google Maps and Wikipedia, along with a suite of fan-favorite creative coding applications including Hack Minecraft, Make Art, Make Pong, Terminal Quest and many more.

It comes powered by a touch-ready version of Kano OS, a family-friendly educational operating system for beginners of all ages, and comes complete with a suite of new touch-specific apps. We can't wait to see what you make!

Intrigued? Get your hands on it here.