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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.

Hello Kano my old friend

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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 preorder to the world, 86 countries and counting. Tell everyone!
  • We're adding even more awesome to the kit

Did you miss us? Between packing slips and thousands of commits, we missed you too. You made Kano real. Now we're going to make your computer kit absolutely revolutionary.

A sneak peek at Kano OS

A tech creation engine for all ages needs lean, fast code and clean, charismatic projects. That's one of our core focuses. Here's another:

Let's get physical

Yes, that's what it looks like. Bluetooth in the Kano Keyboard opens up a world of projects and possibilities – we're testing, performance looks good, click here to hear first

Places to be, people to see

Join us as we film artists and hackers worldwide on YouTube – and share stories of prank players and pizza parties on Facebook.

For you backer stars, we've relaunched Kano Talk: a forum, and so much more. There are channels for Kano OS hacks, classroom projects, design imaginings, translation teams, and more. Come hang:

A year of code

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee scrawled an idea on a piece of paper. His lab manager said "promising, but vague." That idea was the World Wide Web. 

25 years later, we've teamed up with a bunch of bigwigs to make 2014 the Year of Code, a global campaign. Here's Mathew, our community champion, making computers with George Osborne, chief honcho of the British treasury.

And here's Education Secretary Michael Gove. Though we don't agree with him on most things, we can definitely get behind this:

"Kano is a revolutionary invention that will give thousands the chance to build their own computers."
"Kano is a revolutionary invention that will give thousands the chance to build their own computers."

Government bigwigs usually don't get it. But this year, they're helping Raspberry Pi, CoderDojo, us, and other awesome organizations bring technological creativity to all. 

 What's next? 

We can't wait to see what you make with Kano. 

To get it to you soon – perfect, and with polish – we're working with a pretty extraordinary group of people. They're called PCH, a team in Shenzhen (originally Irish), that ship Apple accessories, all Beats headphones, and the awesome LittleBits. Here's the plan – same as it ever was.

The vibes...

They're beautiful. And the execution – on software, hardware, content, and more – even faster than we hoped. 

We owe you incredible, and on time. We love you, eternally, and want to help. Have a question? Email us directly:

On delivery - help@kano.me
On school - teach@kano.me
On anything - hello@kano.me

We're always here, and always listening. 

Your pals,
Kano

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      ReidOnly on

      What monitors are those the students are using? (As are many backers, I am keenly interested in any compatible, affordable monitor that complements the Kano kit.)

    2. Jentry Jibben on

      I can't wait to see the future of Kano systems, and I am happy to have been able to be a part of it! Really looking forward to receiving my own!

    3. Joffre B. Sanchez Flores on

      Very nice ... I'm glad that the project is well received. regards

    4. John Luker on

      Still waiting for the refund from Christmas. Any update?

    5. Caroline Vidican on

      Your enthusiasm is infectious. Keep going, soon you will have contaminated the whole world!

    6. Richard Wong on

      Fabulous. I can't wait to getting this. (& hopefully sooner)

      Btw, will the kano on mobile stretch goal be done ?

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      Alan Hoyle on

      I am incredibly pleased to see that the keyboard will be Bluetooth. It will make the keyboard much more useful and flexible for things like tablets, smart phones, etc.

      Thanks for making that happen!

    8. Rasmus Malver on

      My goodness, the national pride keeps seeping out. Of course the internet was invented by a brit. Nothing to do with Arpanet or CERN.

      What does it mean that the keyboards will be "skinned"? You never replied to the concern that the English language has the fewest number of letters, causing the US-style keyboard to be unusable in half of Africa, most of Europe, all of South America and great parts of Asia.

    9. Malgor on

      I want it sooner! I'm really looking forward to getting this - I wish I could have it in time for my daughter's 9th, in April - but I guess it can be for my birthday in the summer :D

    10. Yash Tiwari on

      Sweet bluetooth keyboards! Although cant be cheap normal bluetooth keyboards cost four times as much as usb/ps2 keyboards, will you be giving backers the option to pledge for an add on bluetooth keyboard upgrade?

    11. Yash Tiwari on

      Sweet bluetooth keyboards! Although cant be cheap normal bluetooth keyboards cost four times as much as usb/ps2 keyboards, will you be giving backers the option to pledge for an add on bluetooth keyboard upgrade?