The Pixel Kit works on laptop, and desktop computers, and requires the free Kano app. It also works on any Kano Computer Kit. Please check your laptop or desktop computer conforms with the minimum requirements below.
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
2 GB ram
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 OS 3.11
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Pixel Kit is for all ages, parental help may be needed for ages 6 to 8, no technical knowledge required. 3 levels of parental controls
The Pixel Kit is Kano’s latest creative coding kit. With it, you can make and code dazzling lights, build your own games, create animations, paint with light.
The Pixel Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. We recommend 6 years old as a starting point but children who can read/write might start earlier.
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!
No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. But you do need a computer to use the Kano App. The Pixel Kit can be connected to any Windows, Mac, or Kano Computer Kit.
First, you build your own Pixel Kit, guided by a storybook included in the box. Then turn it on at the switch and watch the boot up animation come to life. Plug your Kit into the port of your computer (Kano, Mac, Windows) and download the Kano App.
We see every LED on the grid as a Pixel, and you put the product together yourself. It is made with 128 LED lights (on a 16x8 grid) that you can control with code. Each LED can flash up to 30 times per second, with 16 million colors to choose from.
Connect the Pixel Kit to your Kano Computer Kit, Mac, or Windows computer using the provided USB cable.
The Pixel Kit includes several ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including light shows, games, and step-by-step coding challenges.
Yes, you can create your own projects. The Kano App gives you all the tools you need to start creating, so you can make your own games, animations and art. You can also share your creations so others can remix them and make them their own.
Please get in touch with our Education team. They will be happy to help with bulk orders, lesson plans and ideas for incorporating the Pixel Kit into curriculums.