Today we are going to focus our newly announced Camera Kit, available on Kickstarter right now. This is a portable, versatile camera anyone can put together and whose behaviour you can customise using the super powerful Kano Code platform.
It is powered by a 5 Megapixel lens and has a Linux driven single board computer that acts as the brain of the camera. It also includes an omnidirectional microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth, 3 normal USB ports, a mini USB port and a flash button.
You can plug it to your Kano Computer Kit or regular computer with Windows, Mac or Linux with the included USB cable and use it non-stop. It will work as a regular webcam attached to your computer, so you can use it to chat with friends or even livestream!
The camera Kit also comes with the Tripwire Sensor, an infrared beam that allows you (or an unsuspecting victim) to interact with the camera remotely. Activate the sensor to input signals to your camera, and take control of what these signals do!
Here's a nice diagram of everything included in the box, plus more technical specifications, put together by our awesome creative team.
The illustrated guide book will show you how to put your camera together, bring it to life and start telling it what you want it to do for you.
You can customise how your camera works through Kano Code, with simple, easy to understand code blocks for beginners and pros alike. You can do this RIGHT NOW, because Kano Code already has a virtual version of the Camera Kit ready for you to explore.
You can modify aspects like how long it takes to take a picture, to build a timer, or the effects that will be applied to the picture once made.
As you’ve created a set of rules (a program) for your camera you can zap them to its memory, so you can select between several of them later on. You are now ready to take the camera with you and snap some great shots!
Remember that your camera comes with a built-in microphone, so you can start playing with it right away. Create an audio activated shutter and clap your hands to take a snap.
Use the Tripwire Sensor to create a motion detector to capture nature, your favourite cookie thief or that pesky cat that pops up at your garden every night.
Make GIFs easily and add any effects and coloring you can imagine. Make your own artistic ones to add a ton of fun to your pictures. Add emojis and text to your captions and share them with friends. You can also customise the LED Ring flash to change color depending of your preferences!
Once you have your master creation, is time to share it. Head to Kano World and share your project with the Kano community, so others can benefit from your imagination! Examine other members creations and add them to your camera too, super easy.
If you like what you see you can back the project on Kickstarter or share it with your friends!