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.
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.
It really does! A ten-point touchscreen meaning you can use all your fingers at once! Or all your toes, if you like.
Yes, a stylus with a soft, round nib will work just fine.
No, it’s designed to be as simple and easy as Lego®*
Yes, the Computer Kit Touch includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, there is an extensive selection in our Software Library, all free!
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.
Although the best experience will mean being connected, you could easily enjoy the Computer Kit Touch without the internet.
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.
Yes! Both the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit are ideal companions for 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.
Battery charge will vary according to usage but you can expect around two hours and thirty minutes.
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.
There are no required in-app purchases but some apps linking to third party suppliers (such as YouTube) do provide for additional purchases.