Kickstarter Update #22: Kano is coming – of production, Pis, and Prime Ministers

# This summer… The days are longer now, but we remember last winter – bright orange boxes and code blocks and 13,387 people bringing a new kind of computer kit to life. You had our backs and now we’ve got yours. **Your Kano is still on schedule – target ship, last week of July**. We’ll let you know immediately if this changes. # How’s it made? Your kit is taking shape around the world, final prototypes tested and approved, book art signed off, and software open-sourced. Our mission, in the next 100 days, is to collect nearly half a million individual bits, books, cards, cords, ports, Pis and more, combine them into 16,000 Kano Kits, then ship them to 87 countries – most important, to your door – in 5 days (or less).  [![Laying out the component tray is a challenge – we're on our last revision](https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/jd2mvUU-ZF-2ZR3yYZC63R6ngvyb3gfgMBshMThId4dKCXIj6WBFhsicwHbWWh3g0vaFHAl1VJnorhtasuusMBUywMSfJmfmgYLT2AfBViKPmyoM5lClDai9S1z8bFgk0KuqccABd8bihYu5XQU_RZ81MM_6TiCuyy2m=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/948/949/60b30923488d90c8826982d5e5fa24d5_large.png?1398893196)](http://blog.kano.me/)Laying out the component tray is a challenge – we’re on our last revision[![The DIY speaker running on GPIO-power – we're stoked, great work Senthil](https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/pclXOMoB9_7srTd3QyBU0_pKz-f6OuhhsUPsusXxKZLwoGIT5X4So7HdfOJ53s0aT1Ia20x9ewrKMzWKuajCBXSFv3O1x9NdvlrftAbkEzG29YcImGPMGxXZN8D2iq4_W0s9eworvDQ1rWo3V7q0WaVQgryV1JlmKDFd=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/948/969/c6634510e8c43ab144e4ecdd92bb931a_large.png?1398893323)](http://youtube.com/kanocomputing)The DIY speaker running on GPIO-power – we’re stoked, great work Senthil
![The Kano keyboard has a special PCB – it talks to your computer with both RF and Bluetooth](https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nPONuVu2AB8wnELavcMWtGkulbmAX8bfLWnDD0T2eV5Mm-FyC-tydPRNSHtz-38OR7HFyWRwWeASeZcRMeAKBHO1WB-ePSqW_anPtzAsZAXUvjVr7TaIMK8DQVN8mopPq61qkhR5lNCQ_4WvL7LAzHFzE6jacbIg_USb=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/948/973/7c93eb817c2cb80e8e27763a9787370b_large.png?1398893363)The Kano keyboard has a special PCB – it talks to your computer with both RF and Bluetooth
![Kano OS is now the fastest distro for the Raspberry Pi](https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/IGBHlQPpzl107PAmdbPXDvdR2FecysBFC8UOVfnx05woRZ-hlOOszcv97ut0D_haWJ8ZvcujH495whD3OMCghRlk1e89XPs6rYlTLppem5N2PCVuwNoT9d0qpK7Z9L8LlzMY6B1k2wPNxza0w1nVCSN23wpGd3RWuFPk=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/948/992/3a292dad9373e7a098da759bd34000de_large.png?1398893745)Kano OS is now the fastest distro for the Raspberry Pi
[   ](http://kano.me/downloads) #  Five big crates of Pi
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Of course, there’s one crucial piece that’s made in the UK – the Raspberry Pi. These five pallets are sailing from Southampton to Hong Kong in four days. Bon voyage! # Yes, Prime Minister?
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We’re working to wow you with your kit. To make sure, we test Kano with thousands. Here’s Mathew, our Welsh wizard, with two key beta bros: **UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu**. You may remember Mathew from his Minecraft and maker [tutorials and videos](http://youtube.com/kanocomputing). You may remember the other dudes from geopolitics, or something like that. What do you like more, Bibi’s half-cheeky book flip, or Joshua, 7, using Kano to cheat at Pong… [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98m5mJxOvTU](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98m5mJxOvTU)