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Motion Sensor Kit

Motion Sensor Kit
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Our simplest coding kit, for movers, shakers and makers.

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Ridiculous fun for everyone

Ridiculous fun for everyone

Anyone can make and play with the Motion Sensor Kit - big and small, young and young at heart. It’s our simplest, most affordable coding kit yet. Wave your hand and make magic.

Start with a story

Open the box, take out the bits. Connect the sensor, sucker and cable. Follow the book, all by yourself. Plug it into your computer, play with code and learn as you make.
Connect the pieces, plug it in
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Connect the pieces, plug it in
Learn to code in simple steps
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Learn to code in simple steps
Control creations with your hand
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Control creations with your hand
Learn to code
Step-by-step challenges show you how. Drag blocks, learn logic, play with movement and sound. See the Javascript behind your creations. Wave, swipe, poke and shake to make suns rise, music play and mouths drop.
Simple blocks
Simple blocks
JavaScript Inspector
JavaScript Inspector
Step by step challenges
Step-by-step challenges
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Make some noise!
Control tons of sounds with different subtle hand movements. Foghorns blare, lions roar and sirens wail. Bang drums, strum guitars and tap synths. Play with pitch, bend sounds, make beautiful music together.
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"I’d like to make a whole band of instruments play at the same time"
Lily, 8, Kano Composer

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Build games with movement
Build games with movement
Get up, move around. Flap to make flappy birds fly. Swipe to return balls in Pong. Make your own games that get people swerving, dodging and shaking. Plug in two sensors and play with a friend.
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"It’s simple, but it’s challenging as it lets my daughters use their minds more and develop"
Angela, Parent

Build games with movement

Look Mom, no hands!

There’s no right or wrong way to use the Motion Sensor.
Connect the pieces, plug it in
Learn to code in simple steps
Control creations with your hand
How does it work?
How does it work?
How does it work?
How does it work?
The Motion Sensor Kit works with the Kano app. It uses simple steps, storytelling, and practical projects to help you understand the principles of coding, and have fun!

Over 30 step-by-step challenges!

Reading the sensor
Reading the sensor
See how your sensor works
Push the button
Push the button
Use your nose, cheeks, toes...
Sunrise
Sunrise
Have power over the sun
Air Guitar
Air Guitar
Be a rock star on a guitar

The tools to play with

Motion

Motion

Control creations with your hand, or any movement over the sensor

Logic

Logic

Use logic blocks, make code respond to your commands

Draw

Draw

Make shapes, animals, art and more, paint with your nose and toes

Synth

Synth

Make weird and wonderful sounds, bring them to life

Variables

Variables

Set different points where movement changes what happens

Speaker

Speaker

Add a speaker for the world to hear

Works with other Kano Kits

Connect to a Computer Kit
Connect to a Computer Kit
Plug into a Pixel Kit
Plug into a Pixel Kit
Mix and match sensors
Mix and match sensors
Coming soon

Make with friends

Kano is a creative community of all levels, from all over the world. They’re making games, music, art and apps. Get inspiration, look at their code and change it to make it your own.

Tennis
tchustz
8 replies 253 likes
Space Invaders
radek
4 replies 152 likes
Loopy Cat
ajm92
2 replies 73 likes
Moon Orbiter
Kevin86
8 replies 253 likes
Flappy Bird
hicks
4 replies 152 likes
Bouncy Ball
Bruns
2 replies 73 likes
World Shares Logo
58,369,455
Lines of code written
World Shares Logo
697,537
Creations shared

What's in the kit?

Kano Motion Sensor Kit
  • 1. USB Cable

    Connect your sensor to your computer

  • 2. Motion Sensor

    Wave your hand and make things move

  • 3. Suction Cup

    Stick your sensor to any surface and keep it in place

  • 4. Storybook

    Follow the simple steps, learn how sensors work

  • 5. Stickers

    Make it your own!

  • Over 30 Challenges
    Learn to code with guided step-by-step challenges, get the confidence you need to build your own games, music and more.

Tech Specs

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  • Board

    Board

    48Mhz 32-bit

    Microcontroller

  • Connectivity

    Connectivity

    USB Port

  • Sensor

    Sensor

    Proximity Sensor

    Gesture Sensor

  • Control

    Control

    Proximity Detection

    Gesture Detection

  • Requires laptop or computer

    Requires laptop or computer

    OS X, or Windows 7 and above

    Kano Computer with Raspberry Pi 3

  • Parental Info

    Parental Info

    Motion Sensor Kit is for ages 6+, no technical knowledge required.

Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows

    Windows

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor

    2 GB ram

  • Apple OSX

    Apple OSX

    macOS 10.9 or later

    Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor (64 bit intel processor)

    2 GB ram

  • Kano Computer Kit

    Kano Computer Kit

    Kano OS 3.11

    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

FAQ

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What is the Motion Sensor Kit?

Our simplest coding kit, for movers, shakers and makers. Make music and games, controlled by waving and swiping your hand. Learn to code with 30 step-by-step challenges, and play with endless community creations.

Can I play with 2 Sensors at once?

Yes! As long as you have USB ports available, you can add as many Motion Sensor Kits as you’d like. Use them together for multiplayer games, to create orchestras , and keep two hands busy.

What is the recommended age for the Motion Sensor Kit?

The Motion Sensor Kit 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.

Is adult supervision necessary with the Motion Sensor Kit?

Children aged 6-8 years may need some parental supervision, reading the storybook and assembling the components. Other than that, no... unless adults in the room want to learn more about code!

How does it work?

The Motion Sensor Kit measures distance and direction. It knows how close your hand (or other object) is and turns this into data a computer can understand. The sensor connects to Mac, PC, Kano Computer Kit and Pixel Kit.

Do I need a Kano Computer Kit to use the Motion Sensor Kit?

No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. But you do need a computer.

How do I set it up?

First, build your own Motion Sensor Kit, guided by a storybook included in the box. Then plug your Kit into the USB port of your computer (Kano, Mac, Windows) and download the Kano app.

Does it need to be connected to the internet?

Yes. An internet connection is needed in order to download the Kano app for the first time, to use the app, and to control your Motion Sensor Kit.

How do I learn to code with the Motion Sensor Kit?

The Motion Sensor Kit includes several ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including apps, games, and step-by-step coding challenges.

What language do you code in?

To build your creations, you will be using event-based block coding, which is a great introduction to real life code with the simple use of blocks. You can also look at the code you have created in Javascript.

Can I create my own projects?

Yes, you can create your own projects. The Motion Sensor Kit gives you all the tools you need to start making your own music, games, animations and art. You can also share your creations so others can remix them and make them their own.

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

Please get in touch with our Education team. They will be happy to help with bulk orders, lesson plans and ideas for incorporating the Motion Sensor Kit into your curriculum.

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. You can also reach us on Twitter and Facebook.