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A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.
A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.
A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.
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13,387 backers pledged $1,522,160 to help bring this project to life.

Make PONG! One week left! Backers FTW!

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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 soon after, lines of people around the block to play it, all over the world. 

Pong's still classic, and still awesome, and we wanted to give backers a chance to make it their own – plus it's Code Week! This is an early version of Make Pong, a Level in Kano OS, and a sneak peak at Kano Blocks. Backers, you know best – what do you think? 

You can use Make Pong to complete the Pong challenge on Codecademy, which has tons of amazing tutorials.

One week left on Kickstarter!

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When we hit our funding goal, we knew we could make an awesome, accessible computer kit, and get it to your doorstep. Now, we've brought kits to Africa, pushed out new art for all, and we're working with you to translate Kano into over 22 languages. 

We hope you like Pong, which was our 1 million stretch goal – if we hit the magic 2 million, we'll make a robotics kit. Here's a very early prototype, named Steve.

Let your friends know on Twitter and Facebook

 (And a little "backer-pride" cover photo):

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Thanks and love,

Alex, Yonatan, and @TeamKano

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    1. Joffre B. Sanchez Flores on

      Hi

      Let us mention in social networks, we continue to support the project.

      regards
      Joffre_sf

    2. Andy The Sane on

      The first task works perfectly.

    3. Andy The Sane on

      Thanks for that.

      I've had a play with the module, but I can't complete the paint the board task to add a board and colour blocks. I click on "start ups" and nothing happens.

      No errors are displayed, just nothing happens apart from the coloured tab highlight.

      For reference, I'm using IE 11 on Windows 8.1

    4. David Chase on

      Nice simple robot.

      I can see where adding things circurts from
      http://www.crowdsupply.com/chibitronics/circuit-stickers

      kids could make some really cool looking ones too.