Tech specs & FAQ

TECH SPECS
FAQ

Board

Raspberry Pi 3
1.2GHz quad Cortex A53 - 64bit
RAM
1GB

Connectivity

USB
7 USB ports
Wi-Fi
802.11n Wireless LAN
HDMI
1 port
Sound
3.5mm analogue audio

Power

Battery
3,000 mAh Lithium
Rechargeable
Yes
Duration
3 hours constant play

Storage

Micro SD
16GB

Screen

Touchscreen
10.1” HD - 1280x800

Keyboard

Connection
USB wireless dongle
Range
15m
Battery
40hr

Peripherals

Speaker
DIY Speaker - 2w
Microphone
USB Sensor

Operating System

Kano OS
Version 4.0

Parental Information

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

FAQ

What is the Computer Kit Touch?

The Computer Kit Touch is a computer you can build for yourself. It has a motherboard, a battery, a speaker, a microphone, a keyboard and a 10” touchscreen. All the parts you need along with a detailed instruction book.

Does it really have a touchscreen?

It really does! A ten-point touchscreen meaning you can use all your fingers at once! Or all your toes, if you like.

Can I use a stylus?

Yes, a stylus with a soft, round nib will work just fine.

Do I need any tools to put it together?

No, it’s designed to be as simple and easy as Lego®*

Does it include parental controls?

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

Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit Touch?

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 powerful is it?

The Computer Kit Touch is built around a Custom Raspberry Pi 3 board with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1Gb of RAM and a 16Gb Micro SD Card.

What operating system is used on the Computer Kit Touch?

The Computer Kit Touch comes with Kano OS which is a Linux®* based system specifically designed to introduce new computer users to technology and the concepts of coding.

Does this come with a camera?

No.

Can I write documents or create spreadsheets?

Yes, you can. Kano OS comes with LibreOffice, a full office suite including Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Math Formula and Database applications, all pre-installed.

What other applications are available?

Kano OS comes with a whole host of applications, most of which are educational. We have our own, home-spun applications such as Make Art, Make Light, Kano Code along with others such as Hack Minecraft, Sonic Pi, Tux Paint and Tux Typing.

Can I install other applications?

Yes, there is an extensive selection in our Software Library, all free!

Can this connect to the internet?

Yes, it can. It can access 2.4GHz WiFi signals and using the included Chromium browser, you can browse the internet and watch videos on YouTube.

Does it need to be connected to the Internet?

Although the best experience will mean being connected, you could easily enjoy the Computer Kit Touch without the internet.

What age range is this aimed at?

The Computer Kit Touch would ideally suit young people from the ages of 6 to 13 but we think there’s something here for everyone.

Can I use the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?

Yes! Both the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit are ideal companions for the Computer Kit Touch.

Can I use the Harry Potter Coding Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?

You can but there are a limited number of challenges available on the Computer Kit Touch. For the full experience we recommend the Harry Potter Coding Kit is used with an Android or iOS tablet, or a Mac or Windows 10 desktop computer. For more compatibility information see the Harry Potter Coding Kit compatibility details.

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.

How long does the battery last on Computer Kit Touch?

Battery charge will vary according to usage but you can expect around two hours and thirty minutes.

How many hours of content or apps are included with the Computer Kit Touch?

The Computer Kit Touch comes with dozens of apps pre-installed offering a wide variety of challenges and hundreds of hours of discovery. In addition, there is the potential to install thousands more apps.

Do I need to pay to access apps once I have a Computer Kit Touch? Are there in-app purchases?

There are no required in-app purchases but some apps linking to third party suppliers (such as YouTube) do provide for additional purchases.

Is the Computer Kit Touch portable?

Yes.

What comes included with the Computer Kit Touch?
Hardware
Custom Board
10.1” HD Touchscreen
Wireless Keyboard / Mouse
16GB SD card
HDMI + Power Cables
Custom Case
Case + Stand
Battery
DIY Speaker
Sound Sensor
3 USB ports

Software
Kano OS with hundreds of apps

Paperware
Illustrated storybook
Stickers
*Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
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