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London-based Kano releases build-it-yourself code kit for kids

Created: 27/09/17 Author: Ryan

If you're keen to learn programming or just want to test your skills in a sandbox environment then you've likely heard of the Raspberry PI, a tiny credit card sized computer with reasonable specifications to get to grips with programming languages like Python.

But, if you're looking for something a little more powerful then the London-based Kano has another code kit in the works.

The code kit from Kano is targeted towards the education sector, and brands itself as a ‘build-it yourself' product to experiment with over the holiday periods.

The Kano build-it-yourself code kit

The unit is being priced at £299.99 and is available for pre-order now with selected retailers on Kano's website and is due to be shipped on November 1st.

Although this build-it-yourself code kit it quite small, it claims to flag the presence of apps such as Google Maps, YouTube and WhatsApp, but as this is aimed towards the educational sector it's no wonder these apps are likely to perform so well.

The code kit from Kano is aimed at encouraging kids to learn coding principles and write simple lines of code without worrying about ruining the hardware. Out of the box, the Kano build-it-yourself code kit includes apps such as Hack Minecraft, Terminal Quest and Make Art, although I'm sure others can be easily added.

More about Kano

Kano is a recent start up company that was founded back in 2013 and now counts Saul Klein as a co-founder and an investor that has raised approx. $15M in VC funding.

If you're looking to find out more about this amazing piece of educational hardware, check out the article on Tech Crunch for more information on this DIY code kit.

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