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Computer Kit <br />Complete

Computer Kit Complete
Computer Kit
Complete
New

Make your own laptop,
learn to code

329.99
Ships from August 10
Free shipping
Lifetime Support Lifetime Support 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty Sound Sensor Sound Sensor Hack Minecraft Hack Minecraft Rechargeable Battery Rechargeable Battery
Ages 6+
It's a computer <br/>anyone can make

It's a computer
anyone can make

When you build your own Kano computer, you get a real computer, powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS. You get all the apps and programs you need. You get a powerful learn-to-code tool, designed to unlock potential, and unleash creativity.
Raspberry Pi 3 inside
Raspberry Pi 3 inside

Read reviews in

Kano computer kit as seen in The Guardian
"What he's doing, though he doesn't know it, is coding. He can do this because Kano has made it instinctive."
The Guardian
Kano computer kit as seen in Buzzfeed
"A Kano DIY kit that has kids put together a simple computer that they can learn to code on."
Buzzfeed
Kano computer kit as seen in CNN
"It's kind of like Legos, but for computers. Kano is a kit that gives kids the basics of building hardware and coding software."
CNN
Kano computer kit as seen in Wired
"Many have tried and failed to create a winning educational computer for kids. Kano cracks that nut and does so in genius fashion."
Wired
Kano computer kit as seen in Time
"Kano helps kids understand the ins-and-outs of computer circuitry, getting them on their way to an education in coding."
Time
Kano computer kit as seen in BBC
"The Kano team aims to get users through the first intimidating barrier so that they can go on and do interesting and creative things with computers."
BBC

Start with a story

Open the box, pull out the bits, buttons, and boards. Follow the story book, page-by-page. Build your computer, just like Lego. No technical wizardry required.
Build your computer, step-by-step
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Build your computer, step-by-step
Connect the brain, battery and screen
2
Connect the brain, battery and screen
Bring it to life, you're ready to code
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Bring it to life, you're ready to code
Exclusive with Computer Kit Complete

Exclusive with Computer Kit Complete

10.1" HD Screen
10.1" HD Screen
Dedicated Kano time, in gorgeous HD. Put it together, learn how it works.
Sound Sensor
Sound Sensor
Scream, shout, clap! Make voice-activated apps, with a USB microphone.
Rechargeable Battery
Rechargeable Battery
Inside, outside. In the park, under the stars. Let your creativity shine.
Fully portable
Fully portable
Backpack friendly. Take it to go, play and share with friends and family.
See how your computer works
Explore how your
computer works
Learn about HDMI, pixels, processors, and binary. Follow along with Story Mode. Kano’s unique operating system cracks open the secrets of sealed screens and slick software, giving you the power to take control.
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"We were having fun, and we didn't realize we were learning stuff, but we were!"
Maya, Kano Master

See how your computer works
Learn to code, with simple steps
Learn to code,
with simple steps
From beginner to master, anyone can learn to code. Take on step-by-step coding challenges: type code, drag simple blocks, guided by your own computer! Learn Python, JavaScript, Unix. Understand loops, variables, and logic. Earn XP and medals as you level up
Python
Python, great for web development
JavaScript
JavaScript, create websites, games and art
Unix commands
Unix commands, get complete control
Learn to code, with simple steps

Write your first lines of code...

<span class='ChallengesBlock-stepsGrey'>Step 1: </span> Make a bright sky
Step 1: Make a bright sky
<span class='ChallengesBlock-stepsGrey'>Step 2: </span> Choose a new color
Step 2: Choose a new color
<span class='ChallengesBlock-stepsGrey'>Step 3: </span> Create your sun
Step 3: Create your sun
Coding complete!
Coding complete!
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  • 150 hours of Kano Coding Challenges
    Learn by making. Code paintings and mathematical masterpieces. Create animations that move to your voice. Build your own musical instruments and sound machines. Don’t just play games, change the rules. Take control of Minecraft, Pong, and Snake. Make it your own.
  • Unleash creativity, make art & more
    Use written code and blocks to make interactive art, animations, and beautiful masterpieces, all in code.
    Create IconCreate with
    Make Art Make Art
    Kano Code Kano Code
  • Don't just play Minecraft...
    Hack it! Gain powers, make instant shelters. Build your own worlds. Also, take control of retro games, or make your own.
    Create IconCreate with
    Hack Minecraft Hack Minecraft
    Kano Code Kano Code
    Make Pong Make Pong
  • Get into the guts
    Go on an epic command-line adventure, use Linux commands to solve a mystery, unlock computer secrets, and save the town.
    Create IconCreate with
    Terminal Quest Terminal Quest
    Terminal Terminal
  • Make some noise!
    Create your own bouncing beats and instruments. Use your sound sensor to make voice controlled apps and animations.
    Create IconCreate with
    Kano Code Kano Code
    Sonic Pi Sonic Pi

+ 100's of Apps to Download

YouTube

YouTube

Discover new skills and experiences, follow along with Kano challenges, even watch your favourite cat videos.

Codeacademy

Codeacademy

Build up coding skills, build websites, learn HTML, CSS, Ruby, JavaScript and more, with world renowned courses.

Internet Browser

Internet Browser

Connect to the internet and explore the web, with the Chromium browser. Set security settings and parental controls.

Google Apps

Google Apps

Jump in! Explore with Maps, or get creative with productivity tools. Perfect for school and personal projects.

Scratch

Scratch

The original visual programming language. Program you own interactive stories, games and animations.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Access the world's largest free online encyclopedia. Unlimited learned right from your Kano Computer Kit.

Numpty Physics

Numpty Physics

Harness gravity and force to create puller and levers to make the little red thing go to the little yellow thing.

Security

Security

Set up your parental controls, block specific sites and keywords, keep browsing safe and secure.

Make with friends

The Computer Kit comes with Kano World. It’s a global community, full of amazing creations, made by people of all skill levels. Get inspiration, tweak and hack the code to make it your own.

Fidget Spinner
hicks
2 replies 532 likes
Scuba Diving Pug
Cheese_Man
5 replies 321 likes
Painter
Kevin86
6 replies 152 likes
World Shares Logo
52,584,823
Lines of code written
World Shares Logo
546,813
Creations shared

What's in the kit?

Computer Kit Complete
Over 150 hours of creative play
Learn to code with guided step-by-step challenges, get the confidence you need to build your own games, music and more.
  • 1. Blocks x3

    Keeps parts connected

  • 2. Screen Case

    Protects your screen

  • 3. HDMI Cable

    Connects screen to computer

  • 4. SD Card

    To save your games and apps

  • 5. Raspberry Pi 3

    Brain of your computer

  • 6. Sound Sensor

    To create with sounds

  • 7. Power Board

    Turns your computer on

  • 8. Screen

    Code in gorgeous HD

  • 9. DIY Speaker

    Gives your computer a voice

  • 10. USB Board

    For connecting other devices

  • 11. Stickers

    Make it yours

  • 12. Storybook

    Simple steps show you how

  • 13. Keyboard

    To work your magic without cables

  • 14. Battery

    Rechargeable

  • 15. Power Cables

    To charge your battery

Tech Specs

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  • Board

    Board

    Raspberry Pi 3

    1.2GHz quad Cortex A53 - 64bit

  • Battery

    Battery

    3,000 mAh Lithium

    Battery

  • Operating System

    Operating System

    Kano OS Lovelace 3.0

  • Connectivity

    Connectivity

    4 USB Ports

    802.11n Wireless LAN

    Ethernet Port

    HDMI

  • Keyboard

    Keyboard

    15m wireless Radio Frequency

    40h battery life

  • Parental Info

    Parental Info

    Computer Kit Complete for all ages, parental help may be needed for ages 6 to 8, no technical knowledge required. 3 levels of parental controls

  • RAM

    RAM

    1GB

  • Graphics

    Graphics

    400MHz VideoCore IV

FAQ

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What is the Computer Kit Complete?

The Computer Kit Complete is a portable computer anyone can make, like LEGO. You build and code it yourself. It’s a fun way to make, play and express your creativity with technology, and not just consume it. Learn to code in simple steps, use 100’s of third party apps like YouTube and Wikipedia, and so much more. The Complete Kit also includes an HD screen, battery, and sound sensor, all in one backpack friendly design.

What is the recommended age for the Computer Kit Complete?

The Computer Kit Complete can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. Typically, we recommend a starting point of beginners aged 6+, but children who can read/write might start earlier. Thanks to the easy-to-use visual coding environment, anyone can make and play with it.

Does it include parental controls?

Yes, the Computer Kit Complete includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing.

Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit Complete?

Some children ages 6-8 years old may require parental supervision reading the storybook and assembling the components. Other than that, no, unless adults in the room want to learn more about code!

Are you sure parents don’t need to know about computers?

We guarantee that no technical wizardry is required. We provide a step-by-step storybook to guide you you through the build process, as well as starting up your new computer. All Kano kits also come with lifetime support for parents and kids.

How do you learn code with the Computer Kit Complete?

The Computer Kit Complete includes over 150 hours of ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including art, animations, games, and step-by-step coding challenges. You can also use Scratch, Codeacademy, or one of our other supported third party apps to improve your coding skills.

What else can you do with the Computer Kit Complete?

The Computer Kit Complete includes hundreds of hours of projects, tutorials, guided challenges and much more. It connects with Kano World, where makers worldwide share their projects so others can remix them. There are also 100’s of third party apps, from web browsing (with parental controls) to coding experiences and physics game, with many others in between.

Will my kid lose interest?

Short answer: We bet they won’t.
Long answer: Even if they complete every single project available on the kit, the online community is a very active place. See what others are doing, remix their creations and make them your own. Or learn new skills on YouTube, write stories, explore in Story Mode. Once built, this is a small but powerful PC, capable of browsing the Web, YouTube, accessing email, downloading new apps, and more (all managed by parental controls).

Is it robust? What if I have a problem with any of the pieces?

The Computer Kit Complete is quite sturdy, as it comes with a protective case to keep it safe. As with any piece of electronics it's best kept away from any liquids. If you have a problem with any of the pieces our Customer Care team is here for you. Reach out to them and they’ll be happy to help you resolve the issue.

How long does the battery last?

A full charge of the battery should provide you with around 4 hours of continuous use, depending of the level of performance required.

What if my kid gets stuck?

Our Customer Care team is always happy to provide any support necessary. You will receive lifetime support when buying any Kano kit.

Does the Computer Kit Complete need to be connected to the Internet?

No, but the experience is greatly enhanced with a working internet connection. We recommend that Kits are connected to the Internet to ensure you have the latest software. Also, some third party apps may not work without Internet access. Much of the Kano experience is lost when Kits are not connected.

Where can I buy it?

You can buy the Computer Kit Complete direct from Kano at https://kano.me/store/. It is also available in selected retailers and e-tailers.

United States: Amazon.com, Toys R Us, Target.
Canada: Indigo, Toys R Us, The Source.
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk
EU: Amazon.com
ROW: Amazon.com

I’m an educator, how do I find out about using the Computer Kit Complete in schools?

Please get in touch with our Education team and they will be happy to assist.

I have a question that’s not in this FAQ, how can I get in touch with someone?

No problem! Contact our Customer Care team and they will be happy to help.

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