“So simple a child could do it” — This expression aptly applies to the Kano computer kit. Kano is a computer and coding kit that is suitable for all ages. Kano’s step-by-step instructions in the included booklets and its simplified Linux-based operating system target kids aged 6 to 14. The hands-on method it uses to teach basic computer structure and coding principles will work for kids of all ages.
After all, coding is not rocket science, but it might seem like it is for some people, regardless of age. Kano’s hands-on approach makes learning code — and for that matter Linux — a very enjoyable experience.
The idea behind Kano Blocks, a collection of Lego-like shapes with embedded programming code, came from the then 6-year-old son of cofounder Saul Klein. Two other cofounders, Yonatan Raz-Fridman and Alex Klein, head the team of software developers at the company’s headquarters based in London.
Kano is a real computer, not a toy or demo model. You can use it to browse the Internet using the Chromium browser, play music, create documents and much more.