Brains and beginnings
As a boy, I was screen-stuck in the iAge – loading, streaming, playing lots, making little.
It took a Mum-smashed laptop in the backyard for me to first see a... Read more
Kano Christmas gifts – just for backers
Hey ho ho,
As fractal flakes fall, thousands of kids are making their first computer – all over the world, all thanks to you.
A year after our campaign together,... Read more
A year later... How did we do?
We'd just hit $750K, our heads were spinning, struggling to imagine how we'd ship so much to so many. We want to know: How did we do? Give us a ... Read more
This is your Kano World
A year ago,
We were a couple dudes, frosty-nosed from a freezing playground – with prototypes in hand and a couple ideas on what a new kind of computer company... Read more
Introducing... Kano Challenges
It's nearly a month since we started shipping Kano – we hope it's everything you wanted and more.
Now, the real fun starts – make stuff, earn eternal glory.... Read more
Thousands of you, in dozens of countries, made your very own computer...
Share the film – tell the world!
We are reeling from a rapturous launch week. Our click-fingers... Read more
All ages, all over the world
There are no words... Still, as ever, we'll give it a go.
To see thousands of you making and playing with Kano – in bedrooms and basements, islands and... Read more
It's what you've been waiting to hear, and what we've been striving to say.
It's 290 days, 22 hours, and 16 minutes – since 13,387 of you and... Read more
SHIPPING UPDATE - the final stretch...
Don't fear – shipping is near. First week of September is still the target, as life explodes with orange. Here’s what's up...
Drop testing (boom!)
We Kickstarted just under... Read more
SHIPPING UPDATE – and your new Kano Case
The final Kano Kit is here.
It’s taken ten trips to China and thousands of sleepless, dream-filled nights... Two years later, Kano's first form and function is finished.... Read more
A tale of two cases – 40 Day Countdown
A week in China does a lot to the heart, mind, and stomach. With just 40 days left until our target ship date, small factories across the southern rim... Read more
60 Day Countdown – Here we go magic...
Backers of Earth,
For a good idea to become real, there has to be a moment between mania and magic... A perfect moment when the creative chaos crystallizes – into... Read more
Kano is coming – of production, Pis, and Prime Ministers
The days get long and springy, but we remember a warm winter – bright orange boxes and code blocks and 13,387 people bringing a computer kit to life.... Read more
Introducing Kano OS... The bright-eyed beta
Brain and soul...
You made Kano happen, so you know it's got a brilliant brain: the Raspberry Pi, the little Linux board that could.
But what about the soul?... Read more
Hello Kano my old friend
We've come to update you again...
- Backers, you wowed us – now it's our turn to wow you. We're on schedule to deliver all of your rewards.
- We've opened up... Read more
Lighting fireworks in 2014
Booms, flashes, colors...
One year ago, we started Kano, dreaming that, in 2014, anybody would be able to make and code their own computer. Now, with over 13,000 backersfrom... Read more
THE FINAL STRETCH
Twenty hours left...
As the year rolls over, it's hard to believe how far you've taken us. We're hacking and testing down to the wire, ready to stuff your stockings with... Read more
Make a Pong game, win a Kano Kit!
Something simple for our last 68 hours. Play with Pong, learn some awesome code, and get the word out – then, whoa, you can win a whole Kano Kit! ... Read more
Make PONG! One week left! Backers FTW!
Make your own Pong game!
In 1972, Al Alcorn got handed a "warm-up exercise" at his new job (Atari), and came up with Pong: two paddles, one ball, and... Read more
Everyone, everywhere, loves a good story
...from a little café in Tel Aviv, fresh off a week flying across South Africa, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. We're running on crushed coffee-beans and wacky Pong hacks and... Read more
(Quick Update on Africa)
Friends, we're about to head to Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Sierra Leone with dozens of kits, notebooks, cameras, and suntan lotion for our pale selves. Follow along as we make and... Read more
When you start something like this, a lot of people call you crazy.
"Why would people want to make their own computers? Just buy one! My phone has a fingerprint... Read more
STRETCH GOALS!!! Robots! Light-shows! Kano on mobile!
Backers, we want to make all this stuff for you!
Our first two stretch goals will bring Kano Blocks to your browser and phone!!
(here's how it looked a few... Read more
Come to Africa with us
Backers, awesome and mighty,
You came from Nairobi to New Jersey to help us build an affordable computer kit for all. Now, as we reach our fingers towards the $1... Read more
Christmas is coming, the goose is cooking, and we want to ship you some love for the holidays.
After much demand, we've come up with the Kano Christmas Special --... Read more
Thank you. We're so honored to have your support, and we're committed to getting you your kits on schedule. And yes, the Kano kits are still available– a pledge... Read more
Team Kano grows
Humans of Kickstarter,
Hey you – you got us to $400,000 and more ahead! We're now a nearly 4,000-strong team, hailing from Oslo to Lookout Mountain.
We lovewhat you're planning: ideas... Read more
Steve the Robot Celebrates $250k
Meet our friend Steve the robot who was built using the Kano kit, a box and some toilet roll. He was as excited as us at hitting $250k with 27... Read more
Thanks to everyone for being so wonderful and patient while we worked through our shipping teething problems. We've now made it super easy and combined the cost of shipping with... Read more
Friends, we can't find the words... We just hit $200,000, twice our original funding goal, and just two days later. (Thanks to Michael Mansfield for the pledge that did it!)... Read more
If you pledged $99...
First, THANK YOU - we love you.
Second, you have one more tiny thing to do:
To pay for worldwide shipping, just click on "Manage My Pledge" and change your... Read more
We did it! We've hit $100k in just 18 hours and the amount keeps climbing. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who has pledged... Read more
“Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always”
We don't always lead off with Dante lyrics – but we're feeling on the road to paradise and it's all thanks to you.
You've gotten us to $25,000 in 5... Read more