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Tech specs & FAQ

TECH SPECS
FAQ

Compatibility

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit works on both laptop and tablet devices and requires the free Kano app. All devices must require Bluetooth Low Energy. Please check your tablet or computer conforms with the minimum requirements below. Please note that only a limited experience is available on Kano Computer kits.

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Windows

Software:

Windows 10 Home and Pro (1703 Creator's Update or newer)


Hardware:

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

Minimum 4GB RAM

Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth:registered: Smart 4.0, Bluetooth® LE 4.1, 

Mac

Software:

Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later


Hardware:

Minimum 4GB RAM

Intel 64-bit processor - Core m, Core m3, Core m5, Core m7, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Xeon.

Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® Smart 4.0, Bluetooth® LE 4.2, Bluetooth® LE 5.0)

Mac models that meet this requirement: https://getkano.co/CodingWandMacCompatibility

iPad

Software:

iOS 10 or later


Hardware:

iPad 4th Generation and later

iPad Mini 2 and later

iPad Air 2 and later

iPad Pro and later

Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® Smart 4.0, Bluetooth® LE 4.2, Bluetooth® LE 5.0)

Android Tablet

Software:

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher


Hardware:

7" touchscreen or larger

Minimum 1.5GB RAM

Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® Smart 4.0, Bluetooth® LE 4.1, Bluetooth® LE 4.2, Bluetooth® LE 5.0)

Amazon Fire

Software:

Fire OS 5.6.2.0 or higher


Hardware:

Fire HD 8 (2016) or newer

Fire HD 10 (2017) or newer

Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® Smart 4.0, Bluetooth® LE 4.1, Bluetooth® LE 4.2, Bluetooth® LE 5.0)


Please note: Fire devices that are running Amazon FreeTime or set up with a Fire For Kids account will not be able to connect to the Coding Wand, due to parental controls imposed on Bluetooth:registered: connectivity by App/Account settings. Please see this thread for more information.

Kano Computer Kit

Software:

Kano OS 4.2 or higher


Hardware:

Raspberry Pi 3

Kano Computer Kit (April 2016 onwards)

Kano Computer Kit Complete

Kano Computer Kit Touch

Board

Coding Wand Board
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Rumble pack
RGB LED
Button

Power

Battery
AAA x2
Rechargeable
No
Duration
6 hours constant play

Connection

Bluetooth
Low Energy 4.1+

Parental Information

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is for all ages, but parental help may be needed for ages 6 to 9. No technical knowledge required.

FAQ

What is the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

It's a DIY kit that shows you how to build a Bluetooth Coding Wand, learn to code with  step-by-step creative challenges, and make magic, with a wave, twist, and a twirl.

What is the recommended age for the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, but we recommend our kits for ages 6 to 690.

Is adult supervision necessary with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

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

What can I do with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit lets create with creatures, spell motions, music, sounds, wizarding artifacts, and iconic locations. Make feathers float, Enlarge Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans, immobilize Cornish Pixies, make fire flow, and more.

How does the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit work?

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a Bluetooth device that connects to most iOS and Android tablets, as well as Windows or Mac computers.


Once built, you download the Kano app, where you learn to code step-by-step, play with creations made by people all over the world, and customise your own avatar.

Do I need a Kano Computer Kit to use the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. The Kano Computer Kit is partially compatible with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, as it includes only 10 step-by step coding challenges. For the full experience we recommend pairing the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit with a iOS/Android tablet or a Windows/Mac desktop or laptop computer.

Does it need to be connected to the internet?

An Internet connection is needed in order to download the Kano app for the first time, and to access your online profile and Kano World creations. You do not need an internet connection to code and play with the Coding Wand.

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.

Which devices are compatible with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

All compatible devices need to have Bluetooth Low Energy. Please note that an external Bluetooth dongle (not provided) might be required if your device does not have Bluetooth capabilities.

  • iPAD: iPad 5th Generation and later, iPad Mini 2 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad Pro; running iOS 11 and later. iOS 10 support Coming Soon.

  • ANDROID TABLETS: Requires minimum 7” touchscreen and Bluetooth® Low Energy, running Android 5.0 or later. Android 4.4 (KitKat) support Coming Soon.

  • AMAZON FIRE HD 8 (2016) / HD 10 (2017)

  • MAC: compatible with most devices released after 2012, running MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

  • WINDOWS PC: Requires minimum 4GB RAM and Bluetooth® Low Energy, running Windows 10 (64 bit).

  • Kano Computer Kit**: Kano OS support Coming Soon. Raspberry Pi 3 Model only, running latest version of Kano OS.

**: The functionality on the Kano Computer Kit is limited to only 10 challenges, unique to this platform. For the full experience please move to a computer/laptop or tablet.


I’m an educator and I would love to get some Harry Potter Kano Coding Kits for my organization. Where can I find deals for bulk orders, lesson plans or ideas about how to incorporate the device within the curriculum?

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